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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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Podcasts:

 Hims is our “Future-corn” of the Day, Google takes a $5B fine in Europe, and eBay is still thriving(ish) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 998

Google has monopoly sized control of multiple markets, but Europe’s punishing it for abusing those monopolies. Hims is tackling the male body insecurity market with tech and hilarious ads. And eBay is doing consistently pretty decent, but that’s not enough in tech.

 Walmart and Microsoft become Power Couple, Goldman’s new DJ’ing CEO, and “The Athletic” is exhibit A in changing media | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 956

Forget Goldman’s earnings report -- we’re more focused on the fresh new CEO Goldman named to replace 12-year legend Lloyd Blankfein. Walmart and Microsoft just hooked up for a funky partnership to take on (and save themselves from) Amazon. And The Athletic is a subscription sports news company you may have never heard of, but it represents the future of media.

 Amazon Prime Day’s biggest losers, China’s Luckin techifys coffee, and Netflix’s “semester abroad” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1100

Our “Unicorn of the Day” is Chinese coffee chain Luckin, which just raised $200M and has opened 525 stores in 9 months. Netflix had really boring earnings, but we found a romantic, action-packed, comedic international storyline. And we’ll tell you every loser and winner of Amazon Prime Day who wasn’t Amazon.

 3 ways voice technology changes everything | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1051

John Legend’s angelic voice. Call Centers. “Please” and “Thank You.” Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google Home voice assistants will have an impact on mankind like the 2nd internet. We break down for you the three most important changes to consumers, business, and society from voice technology.

 Build-A-Bear’s hilarious/adorable debacle, Venmo gets in on Uber, and Microsoft attacks Slack | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1030

Venmo wants to be your mobile bank, so it’s hooking up with Uber to make you like it more. Build-A-Bear announced a “Pay Your Age” teddy bear giveaway -- and everything went horribly wrong (but the stock shockingly rose). And Microsoft’s so worried you forgot about it at work, that it’s giving away Slack’s core product.

 Hinge combined its dating app with a Nobel Prize, Casper invented a “nap store,” and 2 Google science projects are officially real | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1105

Hinge recently got acquired by Tinder-owner Match.com, but it’s bringing high-science to dating apps. Casper is ubiquitous in NYC’s subways and Millennials’ bedrooms, and it’s rolling out “napping pods” to get you hooked. And Alphabet’s two world-changing projects are moving from the R&D department to the “real company” department.

 HBO is our Bad Boss of the Day, Postmates wraps up Chipotle (and 100 cities), and Pepsi snacks beat up Pepsi soda | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1029

Postmates (the Uber for restaurant pick-up and delivery) will expand to 50 percent of all US households and launched a partnership with Chipotle. HBO’s new boss has some ridiculous demands to grow its video content faster (employees there probably hate him). And PepsiCo’s snacks and healthier drinks keep getting held back by its sugary old school sodas nobody wants anymore.

 Snapchat’s super secret next move discovered, the biggest IPO in 4 years just went terribly, and we’ve got 1 huge investing insight for ya | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1037

Xiaomi -- hard to pronounce, but critical to know -- is the “Apple of China,” and its Initial Public Offering went really, really badly. Back in the US, a developer noticed a coding feature in Snapchat that’s a sign of a big new move that could involve Amazon. And we break down a key investing insight on big stocks vs. small stocks in the Trade War era.

 3 Insane World Cup Business Stories | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1035

Yes, you can buy stock in an Italian soccer club (Cristiano Ronaldo messed with Juventus FC’s share price last week). Nike and Adidas are battling for the jersey championship (we think we know the winner). And tournament sponsor Budweiser gets a yellow card for flagrantly spending money on marketing everywhere to everyone.

 Netflix experiments in Europe, US tariff drama spikes Friday, and LaCroix water’s CEO is ultra-unorthodox | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1068

National Beverage Corp has cornered the market of sparkling water while it’s CEO has tested the limits of free speech. The United States imposes tariffs officially today against China while it potentially eliminates tariffs with Europe for cars. And Netflix needs to figure out how much to charge for its ultra premium subscription level, and it’s using Europe as a test place to figure it out.

 Nestlé has a really big hater, Fiat’s a small car with 1 shocking problem, and we’ve got all the deats on Amazon’s “Prime Day” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1049

Fiat has no idea how to sell its tiny cars to Americans… but it’s legally obligated to keep trying. Amazon claims its big “Prime Day” is July 16th (it’s actually already started -- we give you what you gotta know). And Nestlé is miserably trying to fight off an activist investor who’s publicly shaming management to break up the Kit Kat maker.

 Corona re-did itself (and has a pot connection), Lyft bought your go-to bikeshare, and Chipotle’s unveiled crazy new menu items. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 957

With Lyft’s app, bike-share programs can finally scale. We’re excited by Chipotle’s new menu, but they’re kind of just a tease. And America should prepare for more Corona as Constellation Brands expands its beer, booze, and bud.

 Rare Beef: How Your Burger’s Getting Disrupted | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1022

For 4th of July week, we’re focused on the beef industry that dominates in the US economy. Our take is that poultry and science-y plant-based meats will eat away at its market share. Big time.

 Amazon blows up Wall Street (again) and General Mills treats itself to high-protein yogurt | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1024

General Mills salvages its Greek yogurt game with a "hero" recipe. Amazon's “Alexify-ing” prescription drugs -- And it’s outsourcing some delivery to get entrepreneurs starting their own shipping businesses. 

 Blume is (finally) making puberty easier, we argue for and against the T-Mobile & Sprint merger, and Facebook un-does its ban on Crypto ads | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1042

The first ever MarketSnacks Debate: For and Against the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. Blume is a new company offering subscription boxes and information to help parents help teens with puberty. And Facebook’s decided its all-out ban on ads for cryptocurrencies was overkill.

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