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Darden Restaurants has reopened 91% of its restaurants like Olive Garden, but the restaurant industry has a takeout booze problem. Google’s new news app will completely change the business model for the news industry. And Slack just whipped up an actual email killer.Talk with us about today’s episode on Listen App today at 2:30 pm PT. ListenApp.co. Use VIP code “tboy”. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The most refreshingly ambitious project of the next decade should’ve been Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency, but now it just looks like a weird version of Venmo. AMC theaters stock surged 31% after showing off all its cash, though Thanksgiving is its expiration date. And markets surged Friday on word drugmaker Gilead has a COVID-19 treatment that works — and how this went down sounds like a movie script. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
China’s Luckin Coffee lost $5B in value in 5 minutes on word the company made up its numbers last year. YouTube pulls a Facebook-on-Snapchat and copies TikTok because it wants mobile video. And Marlboro-owner Altria is being told by the government it should reverse that whole Juul investment it made — because it was really a collusion deal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ikea’s always been focused on furniture, now it aims to democratize smart furniture (but it needs help). FedEx plummeted 10% because it’s losing its profit puppy. And International Flavors & Fragrances makes the scents and tastes you’re touching and tasting daily, but shares fell 9% because its latest merger is all about 1 single bet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Allbirds’ CEO noticed that Amazon’s been knocking off its go-to shoes — Amazon calls them “equivalents,” we call them “knock-offs”. Target is enjoying shipping nirvana and shares are up 91% this year because it’s pulled off same-day shipping magic. And PayPal splurged $4B for deal-snagging pioneer Honey, but Wall Street ironically thinks it overpaid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Remember when we mentioned Google could acquire Fitbit last Friday? It did. So we’re looking to understand why Google’s paying almost double the normal stock price. Insurance giant AIG doesn’t like catastrophes, and last quarter had fewer than expected. And electric toothbrush startup Quip just launched a floss that turns the razor/razorblade pricing model on its head. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oil prices just surged after an attack in Saudi Arabia, so we break down why it’s not as big a deal as Wall Street made it seem. Netflix is treating itself to $500M of Seinfeld reruns from Sony because sitcoms earn your loyalty. The WSJ reported that Amazon’s secretive A9 search office made a change to its algorithm with huge implications for your online shopping life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
First Popeye’s and Chick-fil-a went at it over a new fried chicken sandwich, then KFC added a Beyond Meat faux-meat burger. Hasbro is dropping $4B for British cartoon Peppa Pig (and it’s also getting some rap artists). And Dish is about to be the 4th biggest telecom company after the Sprint-T-Mobile merger, so we jumped into it Snacks style. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Athleisure icon Lululemon splurges $500M to acquire Peloton-ish in-home workout startup Mirror. Fresh off its acquisition breakup with Grubhub, Uber is looking to rebound with Postmates instead. And Netflix will stream $100M of its cash into black community banks to fix the bank desert hole in the financial system. $LULU $UBER $NFLXHere’s a Robinhood Learn article, authored by Nick and Jack (What is an ETF): https://bit.ly/3gfhd48Here’s Robinhood’s Newsfeed, accessible if you download the Robinhood app and set up an account: Snackspodcast.robinhood.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Disney merging with Fox saga is officially over now that Disney sold YES Network… partially to Amazon. Forever 21 is a fast-fashion founding father, but it’s reportedly going bankrupt (there’s another key F-word here: Fad). And Citibank and Panera bread both have minimum wage stories that will surprise you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
We dove into WeWork’s IPO paperwork (its S-1) Snacks style. JPMorgan is shutting down a payment app, but it’s a major lesson on how to quit something smartly. And Waymo (owned by Google) is sharing its self-driving car knowledge to make self-driving actually happen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apple’s card with Goldman Sachs was just released for all Americans, so we jump in Snacks style. Target announces its biggest ever food brand, focused on organic food. And Tesla’s solar panel unit announces a rental version — just as it gets sued by Walmart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Just in time for our last pod of the holiday week, the Dow hit 30K on word of a new Treasury Secretary’s signature. We jumped into Abercrombie & Fitch’s latest earnings, but discovered it’s not really Abercrombie anymore (literally). And DineTech company Toast is our “Unicorn of the Day”. After laying off off ½ of its staff in April, it’s back and just hit an $8B valuation.$ANF $DIAGot a SnackFact? Tweet it @RobinhoodSnacks @TBOYJack @NickOfNewYorkWant a shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form:https://forms.gle/KhUAo31xmkSdeynD9 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In the biggest social media launch of 2020, Snapchat zucked TikTok… but kicked things up nine notches (you’re not a viewer, you’re a voter). Adidas bought Reebok for nearly $4B 15 years ago and is now trying to sell it for a quarter of that (what happened?). And Warner Music Group is part Spotify, part Live Nation, part Coldplay. $WMG $ADDYY $SNAPGot a SnackFact? Tweet it @RobinhoodSnacks @TBOYJack @NickOfNewYorkWant a shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form:https://forms.gle/KhUAo31xmkSdeynD9 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Circle the calendar (again) for December 25th: It’s the new Streaming-palooza, courtesy of Wonder Woman and HBO. Wish is IPO’ing because Amazon doesn’t feel enough like a TV gameshow. And Affirm is also going public because you hate credit cards.$WISH $AFRM $TGot a SnackFact? Tweet it @RobinhoodSnacks @TBOYJack @NickOfNewYorkWant a shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form:https://forms.gle/KhUAo31xmkSdeynD9 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Google’s new finance app is straight up Venmo, with all privacy perks you expect from Google. TJ Maxx is 100% focused on the treasure hunt experience of physical shopping, but then yesterday happened. And General Motors realized it knows more about your driving skills than your insurance company does, which led to an idea...$TJX $GOOG $GMGot a SnackFact? Tweet it @RobinhoodSnacks @TBOYJack @NickOfNewYorkWant a shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form:https://forms.gle/KhUAo31xmkSdeynD9 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
When a pandemic means making fewer babies, Procter & Gamble has to adjust its diaper strategy (spoiler: fancy dipes). Tesla stock popped 20% this week because admittance to the S&P 500 club brings perks. And our “Unicorn of the Day” is Duolingo, which just hit a $2.4B valuation as the translation app tries to pull a Spotify.$PG $TSLAGot a SnackFact? Tweet it @RobinhoodSnacks @TBOYJack @NickOfNewYorkWant a shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form:https://forms.gle/KhUAo31xmkSdeynD9 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
We jumped into Airbnb’s IPO paperwork Snacks Style… and they finally told us who their favorite child is. Candy legend Mars just bought Kind Bar because snacks spring eternal (meta). And if you noticed Walgreens stock fell, it’s because Amazon just whipped up an online pharmacy.$ABNB $AMZNGot a SnackFact? Tweet it @RobinhoodSnacks @TBOYJack @NickOfNewYorkWant a shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form:https://forms.gle/KhUAo31xmkSdeynD9 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Casper’s 14% stock drop reveals a self-inflicted weakness that’s been hidden for years. Southwest Airlines stock rose 2% because it’s pulling the opposite move of every other airline right now — expanding. And Asia’s huge trade deal covers 2.2B people & ⅓ of the Earth’s economic activity — but the USA is MIA.$CSPR $LUV $PRPLGot a SnackFact? Tweet it @RobinhoodSnacks @TBOYJack @NickOfNewYorkWant a shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form:https://forms.gle/KhUAo31xmkSdeynD9 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
We ordered some noodles and jumped into DoorDash’s fresh IPO paperwork… but there’s one problem that they mentioned 649 times. DisneyLand shut down, no new movies, and stores closed? Didn’t stop Disney stock from jumping after its earnings. And we’ve finally ID’d Google’s strategy to get you hooked: “The 5-year Free Unlimited.”$DASH $GOOG $DISGot a SnackFact? Tweet it @RobinhoodSnacks @TBOYJack @NickOfNewYorkWant a shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form:https://forms.gle/KhUAo31xmkSdeynD9 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Live Nation’s sales plummeted 95%, so it’s already got a plan for your summer 2021 concert game. Sonos’ latest product unveil has us thinking they should find their niche. And Ford’s newest electric van isn’t really a van… it’s a freaky software your boss loves.$LYV $SONO $FGot a SnackFact? Tweet it @RobinhoodSnacks @TBOYJack @NickOfNewYorkWant a shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form:https://forms.gle/KhUAo31xmkSdeynD9 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
We’ve been thinking it for weeks, but now that Lyft’s reported earnings we’re just gonna say it: Lyft hasn’t done anything this year. Apple’s “One More Thing” event shows that it’s not only vertically integrating… it’s horizontally dominating. And Hopin is our “Unicorn of the Day” for snagging a fresh $125M to be the Zoom for events (but ultimately the Zoom for Zoom).$LYFT $AAPL $INTCGot a SnackFact? Tweet it @RobinhoodSnacks @TBOYJack @NickOfNewYorkWant a shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form:https://forms.gle/KhUAo31xmkSdeynD9 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Peloton snagged a deal with Beyonce because Peloton is not in the industry you think it’s in. Spotify’s latest $235M acquisition is its most important yet, even if you’ll never listen to it. And Ulta Beauty’s quitting on malls to move into Target… which kinda turns Target into a mall.$SPOT $ULTA $PTON $TGTGot a SnackFact? Tweet it @RobinhoodSnacks @TBOYJack @NickOfNewYorkWant a shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form:https://forms.gle/KhUAo31xmkSdeynD9 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Markets surged on word that Pfizer’s latest vaccine is over 90% effective… but that means stock winners and some stock losers (sorry, Zoom). Just as Beyond Meat was about to announce earnings, McDonald’s revealed its very own plant-based competitor: McPlant. And Timberland-owner VF Brands is splurging $2.1B on Supreme to streetwear-ify its social media sales game.$MCD $VFC $PFEGot a SnackFact? Tweet it @RobinhoodSnacks @TBOYJack @NickOfNewYorkWant a shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form:https://forms.gle/KhUAo31xmkSdeynD9 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Our favorite earnings report of the fall: The first post-Halloween candy earnings from Hershey. The entire travel industry is suffering right now… and yet Marriott whipped up a profit? And we noticed that Amazon’s latest product is straight-up zucking Airbnb’s latest feature.$HSY $MAR $AMZNGot a SnackFact? Tweet it @RobinhoodSnacks @TBOYJack @NickOfNewYorkWant a shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form:https://forms.gle/KhUAo31xmkSdeynD9 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Created by
Robinhood Financial, LLC
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Nov 25th, 2020
Latest Episode
Nov 25th, 2020
Release Period
Daily
Episodes
557
Avg. Episode Length
17 minutes
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Episodic
Language
English

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