Tesla shares hit a record high on its first ever full year of profit. Microsoft was caught bundle-bullying Slack, which is claaaassic ‘90s Microsoft. And Unilever announced earnings, but we’re focused on (and concerned about) its direct-to-consumer ice cream strategy with Ben & Jerry’s.
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“Last pod until August 17th” — Take Two’s video game record. Disney’s ecosystem un-magic. Feather’s $30M rental furniture.
18:41Our final Snacks Daily pod before vacation — We return to the mics on Monday, August 17th (we’ll miss ya until then, Snackers). In the meantime, Disney’s earnings underline the pain COVID is inflicted on physical businesses. Take Two’s video games are benefiting from the elusive double sales wave. And Feather is trying to become the Rent The Runway of furniture. $TTWO $DIS
“Windows TikTok 2.0” — Microsoft’s TikTok-quisition. Levi’s non-Amazon roadmap. Tyson’s new chicken-free CEO.
17:33Over the weekend, TikTok learned it might be banned in the US. Actually maybe acquired by Microsoft (or maybe not). We break down the TikTok saga. Levi’s CEO revealed its wild new 5-month gameplan in a world where denim is out. And America’s biggest meat producer, Tyson, just made the boldest CEO hire we’ve ever seen: A Google tech guy.
“70% of us have Cash-Phobia” — PayPal’s crown jewel. Molson Coors’ brew shocker. SiriusXM’s revival.
16:13PayPal hit an all-time high after saying “cash is dead,” but Venmo’s getting all the attention. While the rest of the brew industry douses itself in hard seltzer, Molson Coors figured out how to make beer flourish in the moment. And SiriusXM is a lot like cable TV, but for audio. We hope it doesn’t accept its fate of decline, like cable has.
“Apple’s pizza is waaaay too big” — Apple’s 4-1 stock split. P&G stole Sysco's sales. Amazon’s record.
15:35Fresh after hitting Capitol Hill, the Tech Big 4 announced earnings reports (they were epic). We’re focused on Apple’s 5 profit puppies and Amazon’s double-double. Then Procter & Gamble sneaked in with its best quarter in 14 years because one company’s loss is another’s gain. And P&G has tons of MBAs.
“Does this tie make my hoodie look fat?” — The Big Tech 4 hit DC. Blue Apron’s shocker profit. AMC’s movie truce.
17:31Amazon. Apple. Facebook. Google. CEOs of the Big Tech 4 hit up Capitol Hill for their biggest Congressional grilling, maybe ever. Blue Apron whipped up its 1st profit since IPO’ing, but then the stock plummeted 15%. And AMC Movie Theaters just snagged the most important deal in streaming history — it shortens the infamous “75-day window.”
“Kodak’s FOMO-ment” — TikTok’s latest Zucking. Lysol’s consulting gig. Kodak’s stock triples.
19:14Kodak went bankrupt in 2012, but now it’s pulling off an epic pivot from photographer to pharmacist. TikTok is going through a Level 6 Zucking courtesy of Instagram’s new Reels feature. And Lysol wants to become the Bain of Clean. Full disclosure: FOMO-creator Patrick McGinnis invented the term FOMO-ment.
“Apple’s got a Stage 5 Clinger” — Jamf’s IPO. DraftKings Opening Day drama. Ro hits $1.5B
19:09DraftKings shares dropped 6% because baseball just had its first mid-season COVID crisis. Jamf stock has doubled since its IPO because it’s got a single mission: Help your company thrive on Apple devices. And our “Unicorn of the Day” is Ro, whose valuation tripled to $1.5B by evolving beyond cheap direct-to-consumer Viagra to all of healthcare.
“Favorite child? It’s hard seltzer” — Boston Beer’s 21% surge. The biggest SPAC ever. No blockbusters in 2020.
15:50Sam Adams owner Boston Beer shockingly doubled profits last quarter, but it’s not thanks to Boston Beer. Disney, Apple, and Netflix have made moves that just killed the summer blockbuster biz. And the biggest Special Purpose Acquisition Company ever just went public, officially making this the “Summer of the SPAC” (fun to say).
“You have to be this tall to get in the S&P 500” — Tesla’s profit shocker. Ben & Jerry’s e-ice cream. Microsoft bundle-bullies Slack.
19:36Tesla shares hit a record high on its first ever full year of profit. Microsoft was caught bundle-bullying Slack, which is claaaassic ‘90s Microsoft. And Unilever announced earnings, but we’re focused on (and concerned about) its direct-to-consumer ice cream strategy with Ben & Jerry’s.
“Spotify’s not a tech company” — Pfizer’s $2B Operation Warp Speed. Misfit’s ugly veggie $85M. Spotify’s new record label deal.
17:39Pfizer snags a $2B contract to produce 100M COVID-19 vaccines for the US government as part of Operation Warp Speed. Spotify has so many marginal costs, so it just added a new revenue stream to try to offset that. And Misfit just bagged $85M in fresh funding to scale its subscription food box for ugly fruits and veggies.