Snacks Daily show

Snacks Daily

Summary: Digestible financial news. Get smarter fast with an entertaining breakdown of our top 3 business stories in 15 minutes. Pairs perfectly with your commute, workout, or morning oatmeal ritual. Hosted by Jack Kramer and Nick Martell.

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 Allbirds hits $1.4B, Walmart hooks up with PayPal to become a bank network, and why the Dow dropped 5% in 2 days | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1067

For 25M unbanked Americans, Walmart’s about to become their bank thanks to an epicly large new partnership with PayPal. Direct-to-consumer shoe phenom Allibrds raised $50M to hit a $1.4B valuation. And we break down the main reason stocks just dropped big: interest rates. We tell ya all about them.

 Apple/Netflix/Snap/Costco/Walmart/AT&T all just dominated streaming video, “Unicorn of the Day” Smile Direct Club hits $3.2B, and 126-year-old Sears on the bankruptcy brink | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1069

No joke. This was the biggest day for the media industry all year -- Apple, Netflix, Snap, Walmart, Costco, AT&T, and a newbie all had disruptive news. Smile Direct Club’s valuation surged to $3.2B as it replaces your braces (and orthodontist). And after 126 years, Sears may be finally calling it quits.

 Google’s new “Home Hub” and selfie phone, Starbucks’ $1B activist investment, and Papa John’s surges 10% | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 994

The finale of tech product season wrapped up -- Google’s got a camera-free mini-bot “Home Hub” for your home and a freaky new phone. Papa John’s surges 10% on rumors the hedge fund behind Wendy’s wants a piece. And Starbucks snags $1B from activist investor Bill Ackman because he’s got a thing for coffee.

 Facebook’s video chat device/spy for your home, Birchbox snags Walgreens beauty investment, and Walmart’s new streaming service | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1061

Perfect timing. And by perfect we mean terrible. Just as it’s “recovering” from more data scandals, Facebook unveils a video chat device for your home. Drugstore chain Walgreens invested in Birchbox to get its beauty game up. And Walmart’s new streaming service wants to take over everywhere that’s not a city.

 Toys ‘R’ Us’ ain’t dead yet, the best Jobless rate since ‘69, and a blockchain wine investment by Overstock | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1050

Cancel the auction -- Toys ‘R’ Us’ creditors cut the bankruptcy plans short and are relaunching the company instead. is so desperate that its venture arm just invested in a blockchain wine company to fix fake wine. And the September Jobs Report hit a record low unemployment rate that’s a wine for wages (and stocks).

 China plants spy chips in US servers, Hershey’s innovates impulse chocolate, and Constellation Brands jumps 5% for crushing liquor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1123

This one’s huge -- Reports revealed that China’s got a secret government unit embedding US servers with spy chips. Hershey’s online sales shockingly surged 30% thanks to 2 new innovations to get you splurging on chocolate online. And liquor legend Constellation Brands enjoyed double-digit sales growth along with its pot investments.

 Tencent Music’s 800 million user IPO, Target’s biggest strategy move of 2018, and Microsoft’s non-event event | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1074

Tencent Music’s got nearly 1 billion users and wants to IPO in NYC -- We think Spotify could learn from its karaoke app. Target’s fighting the retail-pocalypse by partnering with the companies disrupting it. And Microsoft is our sad story of the day after its lame mid-week event didn’t impress. Anyone.

 Apple Wallet replaces your college student ID, Blue Apron drops 5% on brutal partnership, and Amazon ups its minimum wage to $15 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 969

Blue Apron can’t figure life out, dropping 5% after revealing a partnership with Grubhub that was universally disliked. Amazon’s upping the pressure on competition by increasing its minimum wage 25% to $15. And Apple added student IDs to Apple Wallet yesterday to get everyone under 22 committed to Apple

 GE fires its new-ish CEO, Stitch Fix’s 20% plummet, and the low-down on the new NAFTA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1054

Clothing delivery site Stitch Fix has soared 76% this year -- But it’s still got one problem to fix. $100B GE used to be worth $600B and the CEO had no plan to get them back there. And the trade deal formerly known as NAFTA is now “USMCA” so we got everything you need to know about it.

 Saturday night’s breaking Elon Musk Tesla update, BlackBerry’s (shockingly) back, and The Infatuation’s $30M fundraise is the future of media | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1055

After Tesla’s CEO got sued by the SEC, we were worried about the company and wished Elon had settled instead -- and at 8pm EST Saturday night he did. BlackBerry’s phone days are dead, but its new software biz is crushing life. And The Infatuation’s a food review website that just raised $30M because its future is the future of media.

 H&M surges 13%, Stripe becomes the 6th most valuable US unicorn, and Compass and Opendoor each snag $400 million to disrupt real estate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 946

80% of Americans use Stripe, the payment processor just raised $245M to reach a $20B valuation. Fast fashion icon H&M has $4.1B in unsold clothes, but it’s new store concept is saving the chain. And real estate disruptors Compass and Opendoor both just raised $400M… from the same venture capital firm.

 SurveyMonkey surges 50% at IPO, TheKnot blissfully bought by WeddingWire, and Salesforce’s Dreamforce event becomes a cultural icon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1074

The first day of trading for SurveyMonkey was awesome, but it shows the company left money on the table. The wedding industry is absurdly profitable and every couple uses The Knot (which just got bought). And DreamForce shut down San Francisco just like Salesforce software shuts down your brain

 Nike’s earnings deserve an MVP, anti-kale drive-in Sonic bought for $2.3B, and the big deal with Insta’s co-founders leaving Facebook | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 912

The stock may have dipped, but Nike’s earnings last quarter deserve a starting spot after the performances of their top sponsored athletes. Arby’s owner dropped $2.3B for drive-in Sonic because Millennials can’t kill fast food. And Instagram’s co-founders left Facebook on awkward terms, and there's 1 big takeaway for Zuck.

 SiriusXM buys Pandora for $3.5B, Michael Kors buys Versace for $2.4B, and airlines face a 1,200 page change | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 909

What companies didn’t get bought yesterday? The world’s biggest audio entertainment company is about to be created as SiriusXM buys Pandora for $3.5B. Michael Kors followed fashionably by acquiring Italian fashion house Versace for $2.4B. And a new Congressional bill hooks up fliers at the expense of airlines (no more lying about weather cancellations).

 Airbnb wants to give you its stock, Comcast’s crazy $39B British weekend auction splurge, and why the market’s at record highs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 981

Makes no sense -- Stocks hit record highs last week even though the Trade War got way worse... so we looked into why. Airbnb sent an email to the SEC about changing a key rule so it can give you stock in itself without an IPO. And Comcast beat Fox and Disney in a crazy British auction to buy European media giant Sky in order to take on Netflix worldwide.


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