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Propertyshe Podcast
Hrish Lotlikar

Propertyshe Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 56:51


Hrish is a Co-founder and CEO at SuperWorld, a virtual world in augmented reality. Previously, he co-founded Rogue Initiative Studios, a Hollywood film, TV, gaming, and immersive entertainment studio.  He was also the founding Managing Partner of Eastlabs, an early-stage VC fund based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Previously, Hrish was a Senior Business Developer and Global Evangelist at Toptal (backed by Andreessen Horowitz, the Rockfellers & the co-founders of Facebook and Zynga), a VC investor, and an investment banker at both UBS Investment Bank and HSBC Securities, where he specialised in public finance, corporate finance, and M&A. Hrish was born in India and grew up in the United States. He also has spent many years living around the world in Europe, Asia, and South America. He has a close connection to the people and cultures in Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Spain, France, Vietnam, China, Colombia, Bali and Thailand.Hrish holds a BA in Political Science from Rice University, Houston Texas and both an MBA and MPH from University of Illinois at Chicago. 

TechCrunch Startups – Spoken Edition
Leapfin pulls together financial info across data siloes to simplify reporting

TechCrunch Startups – Spoken Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 3:30


When Leapfin founder and CEO Ray Lau was managing financial operations at the game company Zynga a decade ago, he saw just how hard it was for his team to get answers about the financial health of the company quickly.

Creative Haven
Data Driven Creative, Learning Growth Marketing From Music, Effectiveness of B2C vs B2B Sales

Creative Haven

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 40:04


Matt Widdoes is the CEO of Mavan, and has 15+ years of experience working in growth marketing, user acquisition, and business development in the technology and entertainment industries, leading teams in companies such as Red Bull, Zynga, and King.  In this episode, we talk about the importance of data in marketing and the ethics of data collection for consumers, how data can direct creative ideas and sometimes basic designs get better performance than cool imagery, and why he believes B2C marketing can be more effective than B2B because you're always selling to humans and ultimately consumers, his experience as a lead singer in a band which developed his growth marketing skills, and how his background in entrepreneurship and picking the right talent to build successful teams lead him to become an angel investor. Learn more at TheCreativeHaven.com

OHNE AKTIEN WIRD SCHWER - Tägliche Börsen-News
“Rio Tinto - Rohstoff-Aktie für Krisenzeiten” - Take-Two kauft Zynga und Asos bricht ein

OHNE AKTIEN WIRD SCHWER - Tägliche Börsen-News

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 11:43


Asos fällt auf den tiefsten Stand seit 2010 und Zalando fällt mit genau wie die globalen Börsen. Außerdem leidet Nordex an Cyber-Prokrastination, Elon Musk wird für den Dogecoin verklagt und Ferrari spielt Tesla. Nach der Zynga-Übernahme bekommt der Name Take-Two (WKN: 914508) eine ganz andere Bedeutung. Und für 85% der Analysten bedeutet das vor allem eins: Rendite. Kupfer und Alu sind die Zukunft. Eisen ist die finanzstarke Gegenwart und Rio Tinto (WKN: 852147) einen Blick wert. Diesen Podcast der Podstars GmbH (Noah Leidinger) vom 17.06.2022, 3:00 Uhr stellt Dir die Trade Republic Bank GmbH zur Verfügung. Die Trade Republic Bank GmbH wird von der Bundesanstalt für Finanzaufsicht beaufsichtigt.

Agile in Action with Bill Raymond
What it means to become nimble

Agile in Action with Bill Raymond

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 39:40


Today, I am excited to share a conversation with Christina Wodtke, a celebrity in agile leadership and team dynamics. Christina is the author of popular books like The Team that Managed Itself and Radical Focus.   Christina brings a wealth of agile knowledge in the agile space, having worked with tech companies like LinkedIn, Zynga, and Yahoo!, not to mention having founded three startups.   Christina is an executive leadership coach who teaches techniques to create high-performing teams at the prestigious Stanford University.   I am excited to share that Christina will share her new thoughts and ideas concerning nimble and stable teams.   In this conversation, you will hear Christina talk about the importance of Psychological Safety. If you are unfamiliar with the topic, I suggest you locate the podcast just before the one you are listening to now. It is titled Building a Culture of Psychological Safety and contains a fantastic conversation with Alla Weinberg as an introduction to the topic. Christina will also talk frequently about OKRs -- or objectives and key results. If you are unfamiliar with the topic, you can listen to my conversation with Christina's friend and colleague, Jeff Gothelf. You can find that conversation in the Agile in Action podcast titled "Introducing Objectives and Key Results." Psychological Safety Episode Objectives and Key Results Episode The team that managed itself Radical focus Twitter Website    

IT Career Energizer
340: The Power Of Networking and Always Practice Self-Care with Jossie Haines

IT Career Energizer

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 32:11


In this week's show, Phil talks to Jossie Haines, a software engineering leader at the forefront of emerging customer technology across Silicon Valley. She has held management roles at Apple, Zynga and American Express and she is currently VP of Software Engineering and Head of DEI at Tile. She's also a public speaker and she coaches technology leaders on creating inclusive and diverse working spaces. Jossie talks about the importance of networking in growing your career in tech. She also discusses the value of resilience, and why we must practice self-care   KEY TAKEAWAYS:   TOP CAREER TIP Networking is invaluable to your career. So many people in tech are introverted, but they must try to do better to get to know others, as the positive impacts are very important.   WORST CAREER MOMENT At Apple, Jossie found that being too nice was not always effective when it came to developing her leadership qualities.   CAREER HIGHLIGHT Working for Tile has provided many highlights as it has allowed Jossie to make the biggest impact. During her tenure, she has successfully grown a team and implemented a more inclusive culture.   THE FUTURE OF CAREERS IN I.T Tech has solved many convenience problems, and is now maturing into a sector that will provide life-changing issues for the world, including racial and gender diversity.   THE REVEAL What first attracted you to a career in I.T.? – Jossie was given a Commodore 64 for Christmas What's the best career advice you received? – It's important to learn from your mistakes and not dwell on them. What's the worst career advice you received? – That the first step in your career will define it forever. What would you do if you started your career now? – Jossie would not have gone to grad school. What are your current career objectives? – To positively impact women in tech through empowerment, education and retention. What's your number one non-technical skill? – Empathy. How do you keep your own career energized? – Finding the right work life balance What do you do away from technology? – Spending time with her puppies, walking and hiking, visiting the beach, playing video games and travelling.   FINAL CAREER TIP Thriving in technology is about building resilience, building your network, and practicing self-care.   BEST MOMENTS (8:36) – Jossie – “I want to help empower leaders to build those inclusive and diverse teams” (9:28) – Jossie - “Networking, networking, networking! It's invaluable to your career!” (10:29) – Jossie – “We need to have resilience in order to thrive” (12:57) – Jossie – “Niceness is something that a lot of people suffer from and it really can impact your career”   ABOUT THE HOST – PHIL BURGESS Phil Burgess is an independent IT consultant who has spent the last 20 years helping organizations to design, develop, and implement software solutions.  Phil has always had an interest in helping others to develop and advance their careers.  And in 2017 Phil started the I.T. Career Energizer podcast to try to help as many people as possible to learn from the career advice and experiences of those that have been, and still are, on that same career journey.   CONTACT THE HOST – PHIL BURGESS Phil can be contacted through the following Social Media platforms: Twitter: https://twitter.com/_PhilBurgess LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/philburgess Instagram: https://instagram.com/_philburgess Website: https://itcareerenergizer.com/contact Phil is also reachable by email at phil@itcareerenergizer.com and via the podcast's website, https://itcareerenergizer.com Join the I.T. Career Energizer Community on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/ITCareerEnergizer   ABOUT THE GUEST – JOSSIE HAINES Jossie Haines is a software engineering leader at the forefront of emerging customer technology across Silicon Valley. She has held management roles at Apple, Zynga and American Express and she is currently VP of Software Engineering and Head of DEI at Tile. She's also a public speaker and she coaches technology leaders on creating inclusive and diverse working spaces.   CONTACT THE GUEST – JOSSIE HAINES LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jossiemann/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/maidmarianjd

Game Bytes
Game Bytes :: May 30, 2022 :: Zynga's Back Baby!

Game Bytes

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 60:32


Jeremy's out but that doesn't mean we can't have a rad podcast for you to listen to. Zynga's back! Had they left? What are they doing now? We also discuss V-Rising, Dragons Dogma and Song of Conquest. Also, Star Wars... apparently. Intro: "Sweet Summer Breeze" - MkVaff - OCREMIX Outro: "Concealed Caverns" - Gaspode - OCREMIX Subscribe on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/gamebytesshow/ Check out our Discord community at https://discord.gg/ZTzKH8y Podcast audio produced by LeGrande Jolley

PODCAST OR DIE
Episode 45: Cuddly Little Bear All Stuffed with Horror

PODCAST OR DIE

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 89:21


If you want to listen to us Live, we are on Twitch every Friday at 10:00 PM EST: https://www.twitch.tv/republicgeek We recommend using a VPN for all of your internet usage, if you don't have a VPN, check out NordVPN: https://go.nordvpn.net/SH3sa Also, for your 30 day trial of Audible as well as a free audio book, check out: https://www.audibletrial.com/podsquad ____________________________________________ Streaming & Movie Corner Extended Universe coming to Canon Star Wars in new series https://www.ign.com/articles/star-wars-the-acolyte-old-extended-universe-turned-canon-again?fbclid=IwAR30XkSpDuBE1DumamN-KQcXADQXklzTrL_FdOKF76S2hwrFfYmCBN-xGRc Sony announces more TV series based off Play station games https://www.ign.com/articles/sony-horizon-series-netflix-god-of-war-amazon-gran-turismo-tv?fbclid=IwAR2Zzu_nK_Z90Y4nHMZJn1dZCxXGRFg5qSwpMzwtIPUlb2HywpiVgeVvgQA Winnie the Pooh horror movie? https://www.dreadcentral.com/news/430297/winnie-the-pooh-blood-and-honey-violent-new-horror-film-reworks-a-childhood-classic-images/?fbclid=IwAR14zSMFTD-Cgi_-reMuT3LEz-TPalWx8gd5ENUMNNRYK7a5zGhqS1gm9PY New Daredevil series coming to Disney Plus https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/19/23131453/daredevil-mcu-marvel-disney-plus-series?fbclid=IwAR2wr5Mmtb543NXgGBv_5ndpvefmKSZwlu2tw0syfnxyo01JIHF7aDpdwcI Everything Else! Death Stranding Sequel leaked https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/20/23132346/death-stranding-sequel-norman-reedus-hideo-kojima?fbclid=IwAR05ZNA_KYI4Y4z6C6O9q6I598e0YC7NfVwMhTghT0b6O3BqH5hMamf0raM Take Two acquires Zynga officially https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/23/23131804/take-two-zynga-acquisition-complete?fbclid=IwAR03_fRKHyWkYd_iSoKxjRU6-o-1Zcm2Yftgpr6O35hbhbUNKprXT9R8gMI Joe's mystery article https://www.ign.com/articles/seth-green-nft-show-boredape-stolen?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A%20Trending%20Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR1r3LuR4e14edaahhdbIFqKH4Y31N5cISoDuStCg8oPx83W_P7Bvdt0ISI Lets Relax by VGM Mark H | https://soundcloud.com/user-656562764 Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-ND 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podcastordie/support

Game Artist Podcast
Sean Spitzer, Unreal Enterprise - Senior Instructor/ Master Mentor Artist for VP at Epic Games

Game Artist Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 55:40


Join Ryan this week as he interviews Sean Spitzer, Unreal Enterprise - Senior Instructor/ Master Mentor Artist for VP at Epic Games. Sean has been in the games industry for 18 years working in both console and social gaming verticals. He has an extensive background in education teaching game art and design related topics at both the Academy of Art University and The Art Institute of California. During his time in the Games Industry, he has worked within and alongside companies such as Sony Entertainment, Interplay, Infogames, Zynga, Shiny Entertainment, iWin, and Gazillion. His credits and experience encompass titles like Run Like Hell, Enter the Matrix, Tribal Rivals, Yo-ville, Family Feud, and Wheel of Fortune as well as others. Over the last 8 years he has focused on servicing the social gaming industry and has built a deep knowledgebase of different art methodologies and pipelines. Sean's experience includes TV production and the development of animation content. He has worked with the Academy Award Nominated studio, Bold Studios on interactive TV, animated children's TV projects in Europe, raining Disney's animation team and visual development to help create Frozen's MYTH a VR experience and even Worked on Love Death and Robots Season 3's short Vaulted Halls with lighting and shading work. Learn more about Vertex School: https://www.vertexschool.com/ Learn more about Sean Artstation: https://www.artstation.com/spitfire2709 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanspitzer3d/details/experience/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/snsptzr Want to learn skills for creative tech jobs in games, film, XR and the Metaverse? Apply for your spot in our upcoming Game Arts Program here: https://www.vertexschool.com/game-arts-program

Press X to Start
Level 6.20 - Console Wars VI: Return Of The State Of Play

Press X to Start

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 52:27


SUBSCRIBE NOW!!!! on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher & Audible. This week on the Press X to Start Podcast: Sean & Avery talk about the return of the State Of Play, Horizon & Gran Turismo coming to a TV screen near you, Microsoft's baffling Spiderman loss, Take Two buying Zynga and much more! Gaming News - Time code: 1:04 The quick hits: Vice City lead, Ray Liotta, unfortunately passed away; EA choses to remain silent about Abortion & Trans Rights; Raven Software wins union vote and will be recognized by Microsoft after Activision acquisition is complete; Microsoft apparently let Spiderman exclusivity rights slip through their hands; Keystone Xbox dongle confirmed for game streaming; Take-Two acquires mobile games juggernaut, Zynga, for a whopping 12.7 billion dollars; Horizon Zero Dawn & Gran Turismo (?!) join God Of War on the TV adaptation boat; Sony cracking down on PS Plus discount stackers under new system; Sony expecting to make 300 million dollars from PC gaming this year; PlayStation's State Of Play makes its big return this week. What We've Been Playing - Time code: 48:29 Avery returns to Sifu to conquer its' reduced difficulty If you're enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it on whatever service you're using. Every little bit helps!  Want to ask a question, ask us at PressX2start.com/Questions Join/Follow Us: Youtube: Press X To Start TV Twitch: pressxtostarttv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pressx2start Twitter: @PressX2S  Instagram: @PressX2Start TikTok: @pressx2start You can find more info about the Press X and who we are at www.PressX2start.com. If you have any questions or just want to tell us how great (or just slightly okay) we're doing or how we can be better, be a friend and reach out and email us at pressxtostartpodcast@gmail.com End music by @hgpmd on Soundcloud & IG Be good to each other, Peace!

Infection - The SURVIVAL PODCAST
Daybreak Canceled – Infection – The SURVIVAL PODCAST Episode 385

Infection - The SURVIVAL PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 63:52


Daybreak Marvel MMO, Take-Two merge with Zynga and more on this week's episode of Infection – The SURVIVAL PODCAST The post Daybreak Canceled – Infection – The SURVIVAL PODCAST Episode 385 appeared first on Infection - The SURVIVAL PODCAST.

Looks Rare Podcast
Justin Waldron

Looks Rare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 67:03


Scalynelson meets Justin to ask about the journey that led to co-founding Zynga and Playco, and their new web3 PFP story-building tool, Storyverse.

Grumpy Old Geeks
555: Zuck Bucks on Black

Grumpy Old Geeks

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 75:05 Very Popular


More crypto & NFT fails; proper gambling with class action cash; Uber won, we lose; Amazon delivery partners accident-prone; Starlink for RVs; Adam Neumann is back with a new scam; Meta sharing data with researchers; Walmart drones; Kids in the Hall; George Carlin; Ricky Gervais; Westworld; The Bad Guys; Sirius XM picks up Team Coco; time zones; Sennheiser; Magic Leap; gaming consolidation; the Sims; we Google it for you; USB SuperDrives; 5k iMac project; Top Gun; finding orphaned accounts; ClearView AI fined; delete versus erase; GoodWill, Hunted.Show notes: https://gog.show/555/Sponsors:ButcherBox - Sign up at butcherbox.com/GOG to receive a FREE Grilling Bundle in your first order.M365 Masterclass - Head over to m365masterclass.com and enter code GOG at checkout for 20% off your subscription for life.FOLLOW UPThe Most Famous Nft Artist Got Hacked, Ripping Off His FollowersCoinbase reportedly pauses hiring amid plummeting crypto marketIN THE NEWSUber Is Ready to Accept Failure, Sort OfThe Decade of Cheap Rides Is OverInjury rates of Amazon's delivery contractors climbed 40 percent last year, new report claimsStarlink launches satellite internet for RVs that costs $25 moreAdam Neumann-backed climate tech venture Flowcarbon raises $70 mlnMeta will share Facebook's political ad targeting data with researchersWalmart is expanding its drone delivery service across six statesMEDIA CANDYThe Kids in the Hall: Comedy PunksGeorge Carlin's American DreamRicky Gervais: SuperNature on NetflixRicky Gervais: SuperNature | Official Clip | NetflixSomebody Feed Phil Season 5Westworld | Season 4 Official Teaser | HBOThe Bad GuysSiriusXM buys Conan O'Brien's podcast and media companyAPPS & DOODADSEvery Time Zone4PCS Hand Therapy Finger Stretcher, 4 Levels Hand Resistance Bands, Hand Therapy for Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel & Post-Surgery Recovery, Finger Exerciser for Guitar and Rock ClimbingSennheiser HD 650 - Audiophile Hi-Res Open Back Dynamic HeadphoneMagic Leap is Selling Its First AR Headset for Just $550Take-Two's $12.7 billion purchase of Zynga is complete'The Sims 4' players can now customize their characters' pronounsBackground App Refresh keeps your iPhone and iPad running smoothly, but takes up battery life — here's how to turn it offWhy You Shouldn't Constantly Close Apps on Your iPhoneSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatApple USB SuperDriveMineClearview AI fined £7.5 million and told to delete all UK facial recognition dataDelete vs erase: Do you know the difference?New ransomware demands victims to donate to poorCLOSING SHOUT-OUTSJordan Harbinger LiveSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Mooch FM
Episode 92: Bringing Extinct Species Back with Ben Lamm

Mooch FM

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 22:44


According to leading scientists, 30,000 species per year on average are being driven to extinction. That's six per hour and 150 per day. Are we close to bringing them back?In this special episode, Anthony is joined by Ben Lamm, serial tech entrepreneur and co-founder and chief executive of Colossal Biosciences to discuss founding the world's first-ever de-extinction company. Ben delves into working with his partner Harvard geneticist George Church, and their aim to combine the science of genetics with the business of discovery to bring back the woolly mammoth, and help the climate crisis in the process. They question the impact this will have on both the planet and economy as human beings are given the ability to “create a part of the past,” and reveal whether the dodo may even make a return.  Finally, they reflect on Ben's career, and how he went from a Nintendo-playing teen to a successful serial entrepreneur. Starting five different companies, from a consumer gaming startup acquired by Zynga to a mobile software development firm acquired by Accenture. Follow our guest on Twitter:https://twitter.com/federallamm Follow us:https://twitter.com/moochfm  https://twitter.com/scaramucci  Subscribe on YouTube: //bit.ly/3ICdZXx Sign up for our newsletter at:www.mooch.fm Created & produced by Podcast Partners:www.podcastpartners.com 

Video Game Tango
The New Witchers

Video Game Tango

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 52:03


On this episode we discuss The Witcher 4, The Witcher 3 update, V Rising, Jack Move, My Time at Sandrock, PALWORLD, and Stalker 2! We also talk about the most played games of 2022, EA struggling to sell itself, Take Two merging with Zynga, and Sony planning more PC and mobile ports and games by 2025.

Throwdown Show
386: Caught by the FTC!

Throwdown Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 106:29


Tonight's Topics: - Sony fixes PlayStation Plus subscription pricing error - PS5 Pro and new Xbox Series X teased for 2023 - PS5 shortage expected to stabilize by 2024 - Geoff Keighley says to expect fewer 3rd-party showcases - Take-Two and Zynga merge - Xbox turned Marvel down - Ed Fries says he's scared of Game Pass' potential impact Thanks as always to Shawn Daley for our intro and outro music. Follow him on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/shawndaley Where to find Throwdown Show: Website: https://audioboom.com/channels/5030659 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/throwdownshow Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThrowdownShow YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/throwdownshow Discord: https://discord.gg/fdBXWHT Twitter list: https://twitter.com/i/lists/1027719155800317953

Audiogyan
Game Design with Poornima Seetharaman

Audiogyan

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 63:24


In this episode, we have Poornima Seetharaman with us on Audiogyan. Poornima has been part of the gaming industry for 16+ years. She is currently a Director of Design at Zynga. She has worked on franchises like BioShock Mobile, How to Train your Dragons, Neopets, and FarmVille 2: Country Escape to name a few. She is a Women in Games Ambassador at WIGJ and the founder of Women in Games India (WIGIN), multi-award winner and a Hall of Fame Inductee at the Global WIG Awards 2020, making her the first Indian game developer to receive such an honour. Tune into the episode as Poornima shares with us the nuances of Game designing and a lot more interesting insights.Follow Poornima on Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn Follow Kedar on Twitter | LinkedIn Follow Audiogyan on Twitter | Instagram | FacebookYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

TechLinked
Ryzen 7000, Corsair Voyager, Tinder not banned + more!

TechLinked

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 6:42 Very Popular


0:00 this is a safe place 0:07 Ryzen 7000 at Computex 1:46 Corsair Voyager A1600 laptop 2:37 Google vs. Tinder 3:32 Govee DreamView G1 Pro 4:11 QUICK BITS 4:17 iFixit sells Steam Deck parts 4:51 Microsoft Computex 'keynote' 5:15 Take-Two buys Zynga, EA is lonely 5:43 Conformal copper instead of heatsinks 6:08 Boeing Starliner docks with ISS News Sources: https://lmg.gg/hIrYN

3-bit Gamer Show
Episode 267 - Into the Bitterverse

3-bit Gamer Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 98:06


We are officially fractured into a multiverse of Bitiots. We cover Gamestop NFT, Ugly Sonic in Chip & Dale movie, Warner Bros Multiverse trailer, Take Two and Zynga merger, Videogames make you smarter or something, AOE tournaments and more. Peterson interviews JD and Jenna about Nobody Saves the Universe. Peterson asks when it is appropriate to do outside research on a game and Jenna reviews her Dice of Destiny game.

Tech Update | BNR
Samsung investeert honderden miljarden in chips en medicijnen

Tech Update | BNR

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 6:06


De komende vijf jaar gaat Samsung honderden miljarden steken in onder meer de productie van microchips. Daarmee probeert het bedrijf te appeleren aan de nieuwe president van Zuid-Korea. De conservatieve Yoon Suk-yeol is in maart beëdigd als nieuwe president van Zuid-Korea. Het grootste deel van de omgerekend bijna 338 miljard euro aan extra investeringen wordt in eigen land uitgegeven door Samsung. Ook in deze Tech Update: - Mark Zuckerburg wordt aangeklaagd wegens betrokkenheid bij Cambridge Analytica - De directeur van SpaceX ontkent grensoverschrijdend gedrag van Elon Musk - De miljarden-overname van gamebedrijf Zynga is voltooid See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The News show
Mobile Money

The News show

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 5:18


Take-Two has acquired Zynga. Hackers breach Zola wedding registry accounts. UK's first zero emission automated logistics HGV starting in Sunderland. Apple has increased Apple Music subscription price for college students in several […]

Engadget
Amazon installs AI-powered cameras in its UK delivery vans

Engadget

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 3:33


Amazon installs AI-powered cameras in its UK delivery vans, Take-Two's $12.7 billion purchase of Zynga is complete AT&T customers can now stream ‘Control' for free on their phones and PCs.

Engadget Morning Edition
Amazon installs AI-powered cameras in its UK delivery vans

Engadget Morning Edition

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 3:33


Amazon installs AI-powered cameras in its UK delivery vans, Take-Two's $12.7 billion purchase of Zynga is complete AT&T customers can now stream ‘Control' for free on their phones and PCs.

JPNN
Raven Software QA Become First Major Video Game Industry Union | JPNN - Friday, May 23, 2022

JPNN

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022


Follow itmeJP on Twitch and watch him LIVE everyday 1PM ET: https://www.twitch.tv/itmeJP We're now on Apple Podcasts/Spotify/Google Podcasts! The news for today: EA was set to merge with NBC Universal. Take-Two completes Zynga acquisition. Elden Ring mod brings seamless co-op to PC. Activision Illegally threatens staff looking to unionize, says US Labor Officials. Raven Software QA votes to officially unionize, becoming the first major union in the industry & much more! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ JPNN is the premiere gaming news source* with breaking news on Gaming, tech, and doggo news! *According to "some people." - Follow JP on Twitter: https://twitter.com/itmeJP - Follow JP on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/itmejp - Subscribe to JP's main channel for the latest shows: https://www.youtube.com/c/itmeJP - Subscribe to to JP's game archive channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/itmeJP2

Closing Bell
Closing Bell: Stocks Soar, Tech Sell Off Blame Game and Game On For M&A? 5/23/22

Closing Bell

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 42:55


Stocks staging a big rally on Wall Street as investors go bargain shopping following an 8-week losing streak. Fundstrat's Tom Lee weighs in on today's rally and whether the market may have more room to run higher. Bank of America's Jill Carey-Hall explains why recession risks may already be priced into small cap stocks. Tusk Ventures CEO Bradley Tusk explains why he blames venture capital firms for the terrible year tech stocks have had. And Take-Two Interactive completing its acquisition of Zynga today. CEO Strauss Zelnick discusses whether more M&A is looming in the video game industry.

Deconstructor of Fun
Deep Dive into A16Z's GAMES FUND ONE

Deconstructor of Fun

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 58:15


The $600M GAMES FUND ONE, a16z's inaugural fund dedicated to building the future of the games industry. A16Z has been investing in games for over a decade being the investor of the likes of Zynga and Oculus. We're joined by Jonathan Lai, General Partner at A16Z to discuss what makes GAMES FUND ONE stand out from the rest of the gaming and interactive media funds. Jonathan also breaks down what verticals the new fund is going after and how the fund evaluates founders. We also discuss the effect of the bear market on the games industry and the future of blockchain games. links: Jon Lai (@Tocelot) Deconstructor of Fun (email) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deconstructoroffun/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deconstructoroffun/support

Guardado Rápido
GR (2x37) DEATH STRANDING 2 | METACRITIC ¿Es NECESARIO? | EVIL DEAD | DOLMEN | SOURCE of MADNESS | THE CENTENNIAL CASE

Guardado Rápido

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 149:57


¡ÚNETE A NUESTRO GRUPO DE 🔵 TELEGRAM 🔵 PARA ESTAR AL TANTO DE LAS MEJORES OFERTAS! https://t.me/gr_ofertas_videojuegos 🔴Consigue tus juegos a un precio incomparable a través de nuestros enlaces de afiliados ¡ASÍ NOS AYUDAS!: Instant Gaming - https://www.instant-gaming.com/?igr=guardadorapido CDKeys - https://www.cdkeys.com/es_es/?mw_aref=Guardadorapido Eneba - https://www.eneba.com/es/sell-games-consoles-accessories?aff=60d30d1441b9e Amazon - https://amzn.to/2Tl37IL ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Síguenos en nuestras redes y demás plataformas: WEB-- http://www.guardadorapido.com PATREON-- http://www.patreon.com/guardadorapido PODCAST-- https://www.ivoox.com/podcast-guardado-rapido_sq_f1404596_1.html TWITCH-- https://www.twitch.tv/guardadorapido 💥SORTEAMOS UN CÓDIGO DE 14 DÍAS DE XBOX GAME PASS ULTIMATE ENTRE TODOS LOS QUE DEIS A ME GUSTA A LOS AUDIOS DE ESTA SEMANA💥 WEB-- https://www.guardadorapido.com PATREON-- https://www.patreon.com/guardadorapido TWITCH -- https://www.twitch.tv/guardadorapido SUSCRÍBETE A YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxcqs2_4q5rKwQBHrbpIYVA?sub_confirmation=1 SUSCRÍBETE A TWITCH https://www.twitch.tv/guardadorapido APÓYANOS EN IVOOX Y ACCEDE A CONTENIDO EXCLUSIVO https://www.ivoox.com/premium?affiliate-code=66232985b87dc6122ad49d08d659cfe3 WEB www.guardadorapido.com 🔉 Trigésimo séptimo programa de la temporada de GR RADIO en el que seguimos el pulso de la actualidad y os traemos los mejores análisis de los juegos del momento. La noticia del día es la confirmación por parte de Norman Reedus de que Death Stranding 2 ha comenzado su desarrollo. Continuamos contándoos las buenas expectativas que tiene SEGA con Sonic Frontiers en lo que a críticas de la prensa se refiere, lo que nos sirve para abrir un debate sobre si fijarnos tanto en la nota de Metacritic es necesario. Siguiendo con la vorágine de compras en la que estamos inmersos, tratamos una de las fusiones más importantes de los últimos años que unirá a Take-Two y a Zynga. 🔉 🔉 Continuamos comentando cómo Konami ya prepara la segunda temporada de eFootball, el anuncio de un nuevo juego de cartas con personajes Marvel donde está involucrado uno de los creadores de Hearthstone y acabamos con la noticia de que algunos juegos clásicos podrán tener trofeos por primera vez al ser incluidos en el nuevo PS Plus. 🔉 🔉 Entrando en materia de análisis, esta semana volvemos a traeros cuatro juegos muy interesantes: Evil Dead, Dolmen, Source of Madness y The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story 🔉 Esperamos que os guste el programa tanto como nosotros hemos disfrutado grabándolo. HAN COLABORADO EN ESTE PROGRAMA: - Alejandro Blanco. - Pablo Salcedo. - Ángel Rodríguez. - Fran Mateo. - Elliot Castellanos. PRESENTA: - Carlos Gallego. DIRIGE: - Carlos Gallego. EDICIÓN - Alejandro Blanco. FORMAS DE CONTACTO Twitter, Instagram y Facebook: @GuardadoRapido Email de contacto: guardadorapido@gmail.com Contacto para prensa y distribuidores: press@guardadorapido.com #dolmen #evildead #deathstranding2 Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals

MasterYourMix Podcast
Jim Diaz: Designing Sound for Video Games

MasterYourMix Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 88:16


Jim Diaz started his music journey at the age of 6 learning the guitar and then eventually developed more interest and proficiency in playing the drums competing in music competitions sponsored by the California Music Educators Association winning Medals for Individual Snare Drum Performance at the age of 10.   In his teens, eventually realizing that Rock Star was not exactly a viable career path. He turned his attention back to school studying Motion Picture Production at the Academy of Art in San Francisco.    Less than a year later Jim began his Video Game career working for LucasArts Entertainment, the studio that made Jedi Knight, in the Quality Assurance department as a QA Tester and began to move upward through the ranks until eventually getting an opportunity to work in the Sound Department, first as a Sound Library Intern. Jim again rose to eventually being named Audio Lead for LEGO Star Wars: The Original Trilogy as well as recording and performing music for the Thrillville roller coaster park game and culminated as Sound Designer and Facial Motion Capture Dialogue Recording Engineer for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.   Soon Jim was being recruited by other studios and eventually left LucasArts to work for Activision on what was to be Drum Hero. From Activision Jim went to Sega Studios in San Francisco as Senior Sound Designer where he worked on Golden Axe: Beast Rider and Marvel's Iron Man 2. Sega Studios was shuttered after the release of Iron Man 2 in 2010 which gave Jim the opportunity to begin working as a Freelance Contractor when he launched Session Masters Studios which eventually morphed into Jim Diaz Audio. Jim began to work in Post Production Audio as well as maintaining game work. Jim's clients have included such companies as Zynga, TrionWorlds, Acme Posts/Bruce Hamady Productions, The Walt Disney Company and Sony PlayStation. Jim has also held positions as Senior Sound Designer at Electronic Arts and NCSoft Iron Tiger Studio.   Jim continues to perform and record music in a variety of projects playing a variety of instruments, mostly drums and bass.    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:   - Becoming a video game tester - Creating audio for video games - How to break into the industry - Building your sound design portfolio - Learning how to position microphones when smashing cars and blowing up objects - Why what you hear in movies and video games isn't always the sound you think it is - Spatial: The new immersive listening format that is going to change how we interact with our environments - How Spatial works and how you can get started with it for free.   To learn more about Jim Diaz, visit: https://www.jimdiazaudio.com/   To learn more about Spatial, visit: https://www.spatialinc.com/   To learn more tips on how to improve your mixes, visit https://masteryourmix.com/   Download your FREE copy of the Ultimate Mixing Blueprint: https://masteryourmix.com/blueprint/   Get your copy of the #1 Amazon bestselling book, The Mixing Mindset – The Step-By-Step Formula For Creating Professional Rock Mixes From Your Home Studio: https://masteryourmix.com/mixingmindsetbook/   Join the FREE MasterYourMix Facebook community: https://links.masteryourmix.com/community   To make sure that you don't miss an episode, make sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or on Android.   Have your questions answered on the show. Send them to questions@masteryourmix.com   Thanks for listening! Please leave a rating and review on iTunes!

Alles auf Aktien
Wende in China? Diese Aktien stehen jetzt wieder auf "Kaufen”

Alles auf Aktien

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 17:41


In der heutigen Folge „Alles auf Aktien“ sprechen die Finanzjournalisten Nando Sommerfeldt und Holger Zschäpitz über den Wahnsinn beim Weizen, einen geplatzten Impfstoff-Deal, großzügige Gehaltserhöhungen bei Microsoft und sie prüfen, ob die Hedgefonds-Profis die Krise besser meistern. Außerdem geht es um Valneva, Datadog, Zscaler, Okta, Crowdstrike, Twitter, Tesla, Netflix, Carvana, Ark Innovation (WKN: A14Y8H), Amazon, Meta, Coinbase, Spotify, IHS Markit, Activision Blizzard, Zynga, Sentinel One, Shell, Haliburton, Schlumberger, ConocoPhilips, EQT, Apollo, HP, Ally Financial, Paramount Global, McKesson, Wells Fargo, Alibaba, Baidu, Pinduodo, Netease, Pindoudou, Tencent, iShares MSCI China Tech ETF (WKN: A3CU00), UBS Lux Fund Solutions - Solactive China Technology (WKN: A2QJ9G). Wir freuen uns an Feedback über aaa@welt.de. Disclaimer: Die im Podcast besprochenen Aktien und Fonds stellen keine spezifischen Kauf- oder Anlage-Empfehlungen dar. Die Moderatoren und der Verlag haften nicht für etwaige Verluste, die aufgrund der Umsetzung der Gedanken oder Ideen entstehen. Hörtipps: Für alle, die noch mehr wissen wollen: Holger Zschäpitz können Sie jede Woche im Finanz- und Wirtschaftspodcast "Deffner&Zschäpitz" hören. Außerdem bei WELT: Im werktäglichen Podcast „Kick-off Politik - Das bringt der Tag“ geben wir Ihnen im Gespräch mit WELT-Experten die wichtigsten Hintergrundinformationen zu einem politischen Top-Thema des Tages. Mehr auf welt.de/kickoff und überall, wo es Podcasts gibt. +++Werbung+++ Hier geht's zur App: Scalable Capital ist der Broker mit Flatrate. Unbegrenzt Aktien traden und alle ETFs kostenlos besparen – für nur 2,99 € im Monat, ohne weitere Kosten. Und jetzt ab aufs Parkett, die Scalable App downloaden und loslegen. Hier geht's zur App: https://bit.ly/3abrHQm Impressum: https://www.welt.de/services/article7893735/Impressum.html Datenschutz: https://www.welt.de/services/article157550705/Datenschutzerklaerung-WELT-DIGITAL.html

Virtual Economy
Episode 128: You Can Stop Buying GTA V Now (Earnings Show)

Virtual Economy

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 100:27


No really. They've sold 165 million copies. Do you really need more? It's a busy earnings show, but we coast through it smooth as Strauss Zelnick's haircut. On this episode: Zynga, Nintendo, Sony, EA, Roblox, Bandai Namco, Starbreeze, Remedy, Capcom, Unity, Sega, Square Enix, and Take-Two. You can support Virtual Economy's growth via our Ko-Fi and also purchase Virtual Economy merchandise! TIME STAMPS [00:01:46] - Zynga [00:08:58] - Nintendo [00:26:01] - Sony [00:38:30] - EA [00:52:02] - Roblox [00:57:43] - Financial Quick Hits (Bandai Namco, Starbreeze, Remedy) [01:06:53] - Capcom [01:10:48] - Unity [01:15:28] - Sega [01:19:27] - Square Enix [01:26:24] - Take-Two SOURCES Zynga Announces First Quarter 2022 Financial Results | Zynga Nintendo Consolidated Results for the Years Ended March 31, 2021 and 2022 | Nintendo Sony FY2021 Earnings Announcement | Sony Q4 FY22 Earnings Release | EA ROBLOX REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2022 FINANCIAL RESULTS | Roblox Consolidated Financial Report for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2022 | Bandai Namco Interim Report Q1 | Starbreeze Steady progress across the game roadmap | Remedy Consolidated Financial Results for the year ended March 31, 2022 | Capcom Unity Announces First Quarter 2022 Financial Results | Unity Fiscal Year Ended March 22 Results Presentation | Sega Sammy Financial Results Briefing Session | Square Enix Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Reports Strong Results for Fiscal Year 2022 | Take-Two

TD Ameritrade Network
Earnings Alert: Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) Higher In After-Hours Session

TD Ameritrade Network

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 5:20


Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) stock price is up over 3% in the after-hours session after the earnings report was released. The data revealed $0.95 in Earnings Per Share versus the $1.01 estimate. How does the Zynga deal affect the TTWO earnings call? "Share dilution and the acquisition are affecting Take-Two Interactive," says George Tsilis. Will the TTWO stock price continue to fall amid the overall sales?

GameMakers
Product Manager to Founder | Akash Senapaty (From Zynga to Vah Vah)

GameMakers

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 32:33


After a career in product management at places like Zynga Natural Motion and Digital Chocolate, Akash Senapaty founded e-learning startup Vah Vah with 3 others from Zynga India. What are the lessons learned? What was he able to translate from being a games PM at Zynga to entrepreneurship? What are his thoughts on the gaming companies and the opportunities in India? SUBSCRIBE TO GAMEMAKERS: - Newsletter: https://gamemakers.substack.com/ - Don't miss an episode on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/GameMakersStudio

Kinda Funny Games Daily
Final Fantasy 16 Nears Completion, PlayStation Plus Controversy - Kinda Funny Games Daily 04.29.22

Kinda Funny Games Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 58:53


Blessing and Tim talk about Final Fantasy XVI, PS Plus updates, and more! Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:01:00 - Housekeeping A new episode of PS I Love You XOXO is live right now, and it's us talking about the storm of Playstation news happening leading into the PS Plus revamp. You can catch that right now on Youtube.com/kidnafunnygames and podcast services around the globe. Thank you to our Patreon Producers: FargoBrady,Pranksy,& Anonymous The Roper Report  - 00:02:50 - Final Fantasy 16 Is in the 'Final Stages of Development' - Ryan Dinsdale @ IGN 00:21:03 - Sony has confirmed it's blocked PS Plus and Now subscription stacking - Andy Robinson @ VGC 00:26:30 - PSN Conversion rate is whack - Best Friends Q:The Nano Biologist 00:32:50 - Ad 00:36:05 - Sonic 2 Is the Highest Grossing Video Game Movie Ever In the U.S. - Ryan Dinsdale @ IGN 00:41:15 - PlayStation hires former Kabam and Zynga executives to mobile business - Danielle Partis @ GiBiz 00:45:40 - Out today  Reader mail  - 00:47:48 - - Nevans Island 00:56:50 - You‘re Wrong Next Week's Hosts: MON: Blessing and Tim TUES: Greg and Gary WED: Blessing and Janet THURS: Greg and Tim FRI: Greg and Bless

Web3 Breakdowns
Justin Waldron: The Past, Present, and Future of Game Companies - [Web3 Breakdowns, EP. 18]

Web3 Breakdowns

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 60:27


This is Eric Golden and my guest today is Justin Waldron, co-founder and President of Playco. Justin is a pioneer of the social gaming industry, having co-founded Zynga at age 19 and then Playco, the world's first instant gaming company. Our conversation explores the industry's evolution from web to mobile to blockchain, the unique opportunities crypto offers game creators like Justin, and how Playco's Web3 project, Storyverse, is creating a game engine for communities. Please enjoy my conversation with Justin Waldron.   For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here.   -----   This episode is brought to you by Coinbase Prime. Coinbase Prime combines advanced trading, battle-tested custody, financing, and prime services in a single solution. Clients have used our comprehensive investing platform to execute some of the largest trades in the industry because we are the only publicly-traded company with experience trading and custodying crypto assets at scale. Get started with Coinbase Prime today at coinbase.com/prime.   -----   Web3 Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Web3 Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes.   Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here.   Follow us on Twitter: @Web3Breakdowns | @ericgoldenx | @patrick_oshag    Show Notes [00:02:15] - [First question] - The story of pizza and how he thinks about game design like restaurants  [00:06:07] - Why bringing people together with games feels better than simply being together [00:07:40] - Overview of instant gaming and how people can find creativity and joy from it [00:10:34] - How Farmville's onboarding process brought in so many new players  [00:13:59] - How much of game design is planned out versus being accidental  [00:18:08] - Why the industry left web-based gaming and went into the mobile and app space [00:24:55] - His thoughts on seeing the industry shift away from his vision [00:27:55] - How he first approached crypto and Web3 game development  [00:33:29] - Was he always sure of the direction he wanted to go in Web3 [00:38:59] - Where the idea of Storyverse came from and what the vision for it is  [00:41:43] - How Storyverse decreases the friction with NFTs and brings them to life [00:45:35] - The ways that their tokens can interact and communicate with stories  [00:49:24] - How Storyverse's IP differs across communities and problems that can arise  [00:56:17] - What he's most excited to see built over the next six months and the next six years

Downtime Podcast - Gaming & the Like
Episode 182 - Pre-Thirty Podcast

Downtime Podcast - Gaming & the Like

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 55:26


Alyssa and Jeremy uncover an episode from the archives back in February 2022, on the cusp of turning 30-years-old. Sony PlayStation acquires Bungie, and Take Two Interactive acquire Zynga and announce GTA 6 is real.   They also discuss Pokemon Arceus and choosing starters, The Great Ace Attorney, Dying Light 2, and Lunar New Year game purchases.   Find us on our Twitter, Official Website, and community Discord. Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts if you enjoy our podcast and subscribe on our platform!

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

Produced by Foundersuite (www.foundersuite.com), "How I Raised It" goes behind the scenes with startup founders and investors who have raised capital. This episode is with Nick Cuomo of Allstar, which is building a "TikTok for gamers" (learn more at www.allstar.gg). In this episode, Nick shares his story raising capital from Mark Cuban, tips for pitching NY Angels, how to use Foundersuite to run a tight fundraising process, how to build timelines into the process, and much more. Allstar has raised $4.2 million including a pre-seed round in 2019 from Mark Cuban and angels using a SAFE note, and a seed round in 2021 from New York Angels, Studio VC, and HNW investors from Zynga, Twitch, and other companies. How I Raised It is produced by Foundersuite, makers of software to raise capital and manage investor relations. Foundersuite's customers have raised over $3 Billion since 2016. Create a free account at www.foundersuite.com.

The Engineering Leadership Podcast
How eng orgs (and careers) evolve through hyper-growth w/ Samir Naik #77

The Engineering Leadership Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 53:01


How eng orgs (and careers) evolve through hyper-growth w/ Samir Naik #77Samir Naik (Head of Engineering, Core Products @ Plaid) shares how Plaid's engineering org has evolved over the last 10 years & the many unexpected ways his own career has transformed alongside Plaid. Samir deconstructs 3 different growth phases at Plaid, the indicators that your company is ready for the next growth stage, and how to choose an emerging tech city to expand to! Plus critical questions that helped guide Samir's career within Plaid.ABOUT SAMIR NAIKSamir Naik (@samirnaik) is Head of Engineering for Plaid's Core Products, overseeing a cross-functional team of product managers, engineers, designers, marketers building and scaling our core APIs. Having worn many hats throughout his years at Plaid, he's managed teams large and small and as the first external engineering manager hire, he's been instrumental in building Plaid's engineering function from the ground up. Previously, Samir led teams at Dropbox, Zynga, and Disney."I made the comment... I was like, 'I don't think a lot of this is really engineering focused, right? It doesn't seem super relevant to the engineering team..."And he kind of just paused and looked at me and was like, 'That is your job! Doesn't matter if it's engineering or not, you need to fix these problems.'And I think it was a mindset shift for me, and it was really helpful feedback. But I think it kind of framed that there's a bunch of seams in an organization. Doesn't matter whether they're engineering or not, but I really need to look for those seams and those opportunities and make sure they're addressed, whether that's in my job description or not.- Samir Naik   Check out our friends and sponsor, Jellyfish. Jellyfish helps you align engineering work with business priorities and enables you to make better strategic decisions.Learn more at Jellyfish.co/elcThe ELC Virtual Summit is BACK on April 20th-22nd!We're bringing together engineering leaders from around the world to surface fresh industry insights & help you build peer support. Don't miss out on expert conversations, peer-led roundtables & workshops to help you accelerate your leadership growth.Learn more and register HERE: sfelc.com/summit2022SHOW NOTES:What was Plaid like in 2017? (2:56)Approaching Eng Mgmt as a business within a business (6:47)The three growth phases of Plaid (7:55)Deciding the sequence of scaling for an engineering organization (13:10)Relying on Eng Managers for project management (14:56)How to attract Sr Engineers during hyper-growth (16:55)Maturing from a single product to multiple business units (18:35)Org maturity as a lagging indicator of success (20:08)Indicators that your company is ready for growth stage 2 (21:10)How scaling turned Samir's role into a more business-focused function (24:04)How to choose an emerging tech city to expand to (27:32)The need for “2nd communities” in remote organizations (31:58)Indicators that your company is ready for growth stage 3 (34:48)How long should you delay growth stage 3? (38:29)Evolving company culture as the organization scales (40:10)Handing off easy tasks that can be growth opportunities for others (43:40)Rapid Fire Questions (46:23)Takeaways (50:00)

GameMakers
Game Industry M&A in 2022 and Beyond! Miniclip, Drake Star Partners, & FunPlus Weigh In

GameMakers

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 67:00


We discuss the current state of mergers & acquisitions in the games industry. Topics: 0:00 Introduction 4:13 Activision to Microsoft 12:16 Zynga to Take-Two 25:30 Current M&A Landscape 39:25 Potential Targets 48:17 Playtika Acquisition 51:52 Carve-Out Opportunities 1:01:03 Predictions Speakers: - Saad Choudri, CEO at Miniclip - Michael Metzger, Partner at Drake Star Partners - Chris Petrovic, Chief Business Officer at FunPlus

GameMakers
Structured Mobile Marketing | The Ad Concept Model (Zynga + Consumer Acquisition)

GameMakers

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 38:48


Some context: - IDFA deprecation has created a -30% margin compression for many game studios against their game revenue - With the deterioration of lookalike audiences CA submits that contextual and interest-based targeting will be more performant - Consumer Acquisition performed over 25,000 multivariate tests on Facebook, Google, Tiktok, and Snap and have learned that 85-95% of new creative concepts fail to outperform the best ad in an existing portfolio. Hence you may need 20-50 new concepts to find your next winning creative. To address the current market, Zynga's Creative Director Bradly Bifulco and Consumer Acquisition CEO Brian Bowman discuss how a structured process to creative development is absolutely critical to generating performant ad creatives. Read about it in the GameMakers newsletter: https://gamemakers.substack.com/ EPISODE LINKS: - Malcolm Gladwell on "Choice, Happiness, and Spaghetti Sauce" --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gamemakers/message

Overpriced JPEGs
Zynga & Storyverse Co-Founder on NFT Social Gaming | Overpriced JPEGs #13

Overpriced JPEGs

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 73:38


In this episode, we're talking to Justin Waldron, former 19-year-old co-founder of Zynga and current founder of Storyverse, a web3 venture aimed at bringing NFTs to life. Justin has also advised ​​Dapper Labs, CryptoKitties, Decentraland, and Immutable (probably nothing). Justin unpacks all of his learnings from his years at Zynga working on Farmville, Mafia Wars, & Zynga Poker, and how he's implementing these first principles into his current NFT ventures. He also explains how Storyverse is helping bring NFTs to life through the storytelling tools it enables and why he thinks people play games and how NFTs make this reason even more compelling! ------

One More Game
33. Bungie will evolve the PlayStation landscape

One More Game

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 66:30


Welcome to episode 33! This week we discussed February's packed release schedule, Sony acquiring Bungie, Take Two acquiring Zynga, the BF2042 Year 1 pass delay, the GTA 6 announcement, and much more. Listen, rate, review, and enjoy!

The Metacast
Roundtable #30 - Take Two buys Zynga & The Roblox Controversy

The Metacast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 66:37


In this Metacast episode, Yonatan Raz-Fridman, Devin Becker and Abhimanyu Kumar join your host Nicolas Vereecke to discuss - #1: Take-Two buys Zynga for $12.7BFor context, here is the press release. #2: Is Roblox Exploiting Young Game Developers?We discuss the first and second videos released by People Make Games. And as this week's bonus segment, we are making bold predictions about M&A in 2022.Other key links referenced in the discussion: EA buys Glu - Link GTA Online recurring revenue - Link  Zynga's experience porting IP to mobile - Link Max Payne Mobile (I don't think Manyu knew!) - Apple & Google Take-Two's purchase of SocialPoint - Link Supersocial (gotta plug Yon!) - Link CORE - Link Robux DevEx FAQ - Link  If you would like us to discuss any another gaming-related topics, do reach out at nicolas@naavik.co. We'd love to hear your general thoughts and feedback too! And as always, if you like the episode, you can help others find us by leaving a rating or review! Join the discussion: DiscordLearn more: Newsletter or Go Premium Follow us: Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Website

Geeks Who Like Sports
Episode 138: NFL Playoff Predictions & Book Of Boba Fett Episode 2

Geeks Who Like Sports

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 112:24


The Geeks keep the geek portion short this week as they recap the final games of the 2021-22 NFL season and give their playoff predictions. Tune in to hear a breakdown of the week's sports events, Book Of Boba Fett episode 2, and geek news announcements.-Book of Boba Fett Episode 2-Bill Murray Antman 3-Ghost Rider-E3 2022-Zynga -LEGO Delays Overwatch 2 Toys-NFL-Giants Fire Joe Judge and Gettleman -CFB Championship -NHL -Knicks -Rachel Balkovic-Mashup: What female geek character should be a coach?

Vidjagame Apocalypse
Better Fitness Through Gaming - Vidjagame Apocalypse 454

Vidjagame Apocalypse

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 143:39


January is the time for new-year's resolutions - and what resolution is more popular, more strenuous, and more quickly abandoned than the one to get in shape? This week, we grab PNB's Robert Beach for a look at five games that make exercise more fun, after which we'll jump into Gar Cry 6's Pagan: Control DLC, Take-Two's Zynga acquisition, in-person E3's cancellation (again), and the games you're looking forward to most this year.

Gamers Week Podcast
Episode 4 - Video Games Do What The Metaverse Don't

Gamers Week Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 67:11


The metaverse is being touted as the do-all, be-all platform of the future where we will work, play, live, and get married. There's only one problem -- video games have already been offering all of that for years. So what's left for the metaverse to give us? Or better yet, do we really need a metaverse at all?We're also discussing the new Sega Sapporo studio led by the former Phantasy Star Online 2 producer, how Xbox's Phil Spencer is calling for a cross-platform ban program, why Take-Two wants to pay nearly $13 billion for Zynga (the maker of FarmVille), and the Bob Saget video game you didn't know you needed in your life.Finally, class is in session with Professor Ryebread in our Gaming History 101 segment. In this episode, we're looking back at the strange hybrid console known as the Nintendo Playstation.This episode has been proudly sponsored by the Retro Game Club Podcast! Please visit them at linktr.ee/retrogameclub.Hosts: @wrytersview, @retrogamebrews,  @donniegretroOpening theme: "Gamers Week Theme" by Akseli TakanenPatron theme: "Chiptune Boss" by @donniegretroClosing theme: "Neon City" by @donniegretroMerch: gamers-week-podcast.creator-spring.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/Gamersweek)

Offshore Gamescast
The Pedestrian, Alan Wake Remastered, Dying Light 2 Length | Episode 31

Offshore Gamescast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 96:46


Join Dave and Dylan in Episode 31 of the Offshore Gamescast as they talk about The Pedestrian, Alan Wake Remastered, and more games!They also talk about how long it takes to finish Dying Light 2, Take-Two buying Zynga, a new Armored Core game, and the rest of the breaking news from the week.Thanks for listening!

Quit The Build
Ba-Zynga & Twitch Please!

Quit The Build

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 50:30


Take-Two buys Zynga in the largest video game company acquisition of all time, Red Dead Online players get a viral hashtag going in a bid to save the game, and multiple big name Twitch streamers get kinda-sorta-banned for streaming TV shows! This episode is brought to you by Warby Parker - get a FREE 5-day Home Try-On at http://warbyparkertrial.com/qtb - Five pairs. Five days. One-hundred percent free. Support us on Patreon and get incredible perks, including shoutouts on every episode: https://patreon.com/quitthebuild Quit The Build Official Website - Podcast, Merch, Blog & More: https://quitthebuild.com Music by BEATette: https://quitthebuild.com/beatette Twitter: https://twitter.com/quitthebuild Instagram: https://instagram.com/quitthebuildpodcast TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@quitthebuild Facebook: https://facebook.com/gaming/quitthebuild Quit The Build is the most influential up and coming video game podcast available! Tackling all the latest gaming news and pop culture, Millennial hosts and friends Bruno, Brad & Nick bring laughs and insights to each episode. Join the QTB crew for an amazing gaming podcast to accompany your week every Wednesday!

Not To Be Technical
30: The Truth Behind iMessage vs Android Texting & Nafis Gets Scammed Buying NFTs

Not To Be Technical

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 73:53


We're diving into Apple iMessage vs Android texting. The technology behind each, the powerful social implications to not using iMessage and why Apple is blocking a unified solution for their own gain. We also go over Nafis getting scammed while buying a NFT, GameStop getting into NFTs and crypto, Nike's insane lawsuit against Lululemon, and the same company now owning Grand Theft Auto and Farmville. Here's the rundown: The guys go over how buying an NFT at its creation (minting) works, while Nafis shares how he lost $600 by failing for a phishing scam while trying to mint a fake version of a NFT (03:52)Poll follow ups: Were you ever jealous envious of other kids in school who got attention from having a broken limb and a cast? (16:10)Are you concerned with 5G's potential effect on your health? (17:28)GameStop is making big moves getting into NFTs, cryptocurrency and making sure their stock is primed for the Mother of All Squeezes (MOAS) (24:03)Nike's ridiculous set of lawsuits against Lululemon's Mirror Home Gym based on their sports tech patents from 1983 (28:10)Take-Two Interactive (makers of Grand Theft Auto) agreed to buy Zynga (makers of FarmVille, Words With Friends) in a record breaking $12.7 billion deal and Nafis reminisces on his extensive Farmville days and claims middle aged women love Candy Crush (35:25)Differences of the technology used to power iMessage and Android text messaging (42:18)Apple's strategic "Walled Garden" business practice (47:18)Epic Games' lawsuit that led to internal documents leaking proving Apple's known blocking of a unified cross-platform texting system  (50:19)Data on the adoption rate of iPhones from teens/young adults from 2015 to now and the psychology behind the pressure applied by social norms (54:49)Facebook's research proved that Game Pigeon was/is HUGE for younger users flocking to Apple phones at a high rate (57:47)Apple's seamless phone setup process & messaging app vs Android's rocky process & insane amount of texting app options (01:01:32)If we think Apple is in the wrong for purposely closing off iMessage (01:09:28)Support The Podcast:Instagram - Follow UsTwitter - Follow UsApple Podcasts - Listen,  Subscribe and RateSpotify - Listen & Follow

Kinda Funny Games Daily
From Software's Next Game Leaked?! - Kinda Funny Games Daily 01.10.22

Kinda Funny Games Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 53:47


Blessing and Tim talk about Take Two's HUGE acquisition of Zynga, a new From Software Armored Core game, and more. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:02:45 - Housekeeping As a reminder we dropped a HOT new line of merch over on kindafunny.com/store. So go check that out if your torso needs some new shirts. Kinda Funny also has a new Tik Tok account! If you want decent laughs at quick bursts you can follow the account @KindaFunnyGames on Tik Tok. Remember: You can rate and review podcasts now on Spotify. Do me a favor and give Kinda Funny Games Daily and PS I Love You XOXO 5 stars if you have spotify. And if you don't have Spotify, download Spotify and do me a solid. Also, one more request, it's Janet Garcia's birthday! Go over on Twitter and tweet at her @Gameonysus and give her the best birthday wishes. Thank you to our Patreon Producers: James Davis (@JamesDavisMakes), Black Jack, & Pranksy The Roper Report  - 00:09:00 - Take-Two acquires Zynga - Danielle Partis @ GiBiz 00:18:05 - From Software's next game seems to be the return of Armored Core - Andy Robinson @ VGC 00:27:00 - Ad 00:32:25 - Sources say: Sony has switched the Twisted Metal reboot developer - Andy Robinson @ VGC 00:43:01 - Rumor: Paramount reportedly signs deal with Epic Games to bring characters to Fortnite - Jacob @ FortniteNews 00:46:12 - Out today 00:47:40 - worst microtransactions in fact belong to Zynga, - MalcontentRonin 00:52:10 - You‘re Wrong Tomorrow's Hosts: Greg and Gary Whitta

Techmeme Ride Home
Mon. 01/10 – Take-Two Acquires Zynga

Techmeme Ride Home

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 16:26


Take-Two takes out Zynga for $12.7 billion dollars. The SEC wants private unicorn companies to report more financial details. The open source developer who borked a bunch of projects to protest working for the man, I guess. And the weekend Web3 debate between Moxie Marlinspike and Vitalic Buterin.Sponsors:Grammarly.com/techmemeEditorX.comLinks:Take-Two to acquire mobile gaming giant Zynga for $12.7B (TechCrunch)SEC Pushes for More Transparency From Private Companies (WSJ)Matter was a major star at CES 2022, but can it maintain its shine? (The Verge)Dev corrupts NPM libs 'colors' and 'faker' breaking thousands of apps (BleepingComputer)My first impressions of web3 (Moxie.org)Response From Vitalic Buterin on RedditSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.