AT&T Merges Media Assets With Discovery in Blockbuster Deal

(Bloomberg) -- AT&T Inc. agreed to spin off its media operations in a deal with Discovery Inc. that will create a new entertainment company, merging assets ranging from CNN and HBO to HGTV and the Food Network. AT&T will receive $43 billion in cash, debt securities and debt retention, with AT&T shareholders getting stock Read more

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How Have Management Roles in the Hospitality Industry Evolved?
May 17, 2021
Ryan Giffen, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management in the Family and Consumer Sciences program at California State University Long Beach. "What I have found is, Read more
Why Oklahoma May Be the Next Proving Grounds for Drones: Coming May 26th
May 17, 2021
Can an oil state become a new hub for aerospace? A remote section of southeast Oklahoma aims to craft the future of unmanned aviation, and Drones in America is taking a visit. On a Read more
Are Blood Plasma Treatments Due for a Revolution?
May 17, 2021
Dr Trevor Castor is the President of Aphios International, a name that means "virus-free" in Greek. "We are developing a pathogen-reduction technology called CFI to clear blood Read more

AT&T Merges Media Assets With Discovery in Blockbuster Deal

(Bloomberg) -- AT&T Inc. agreed to spin off its media operations in a deal with Discovery Inc. that will create a new entertainment company, merging assets ranging from CNN and HBO to HGTV and the Food Network. AT&T will receive $43 billion in cash, debt securities and debt retention, with AT&T shareholders getting stock Read more
Software & Technology
Jerry Debuts with $57 Million in Total Funding
Jerry Services Inc. (Jerry) today announced it raised more than $57 million in total funding as it closed out its $28 million Series B round. A mobile-first car ownership super app, Jerry launched in 2019 with its AI- and machine-learning-based car insurance comparison service and today serves nearly 1 million Read more
Food & Beverage
How Can You Ensure Your Food Truck Concept Has Wheels?
From new technologies and changing food trends to supply chains and innovative concepts, the restaurant industry is everchanging. Host Andre Natera shares kitchens, plates and stories with food and beverage superstars, preparing a new dish and offering valuable insights from the front lines of the culinary Read more
The Weekly Scale
The Weekly Scale: May 17th, 2021
This week at MarketScale, we hosted the first ever Dallas 100 draft, explored the future of last-mile delivery and solved this summer's travel pain points, so you can sit back, relax and sip on your Mai Tai. Go ahead and get yourself that supersized iced coffee. It's the start of a new week, and Read more
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Gas Pumps Run Dry in U.S. South as Pipeline Shutdown Bites
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Gas Pumps Run Dry in U.S. South as Pipeline Shutdown Bites
May 11, 2021
(Bloomberg) -- Motorists across a broad swath of the U.S. East Coast and South are struggling to find gasoline and diesel as filling stations run dry amid the unprecedented pipeline disruption caused by a criminal hack. From Virginia to Louisiana, convenience stores and corner gas stations are turning away customers as tanks tap out amid Read more
What the Colonial Pipeline Hack Means for Fuel Supplies
Energy
What the Colonial Pipeline Hack Means for Fuel Supplies
May 10, 2021
Fuel traders are working to avoid gasoline and diesel supply shortages on the East Coast of the United States following a ransomware attack Friday on Colonial Pipeline Co. Watch below as Bloomberg's Javier Blas breaks down the potential short and long term impacts.   Host: Javier,  you talked to us, first of all, Read more
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How Utilities Can Decrease Their Accounts Receivable
May 16, 2021
Utility companies, like many businesses, were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With people struggling to pay their bills, that left utilities with growing accounts receivables. Karen Jonas, Senior Vice President of Business Development at IC System, and Eric Port, Recovery Manager at DebtNext, provided some insights on the matter and Read more

Podcast Episodes

How Is AV Adapting to Offer a New Era of Flexibility and Performance?
May 14, 2021
Stephen Heywood is a broadcast engineer for PTZOptics, and he weighed in on AV design's recent improvements and adaptations to make better use of technology. "I would have to say, finally, we're seeing video systems leveraging the network for distribution and control. Using new technology, we can Read more
A JRNI through Experiential Relationship Management
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 JRNI is a platform for scheduling and managing personalized experiences for retail, banks, credit unions and other financial institutions. John Federman, JRNI’s CEO, helped kick off the inaugural episode of the Experience Evolution with a conversation with host James Kent on how retail and financial Read more
The Latest Developments in Cloud Data Center Technology
May 13, 2021
As 5G cellular networks continue to grow and take hold of our cities, it’s easy to forget how far we’ve come from even a decade ago. However, cloud operators and those that work with cloud data centers are seeing these record-breaking transformations take place on a daily basis. According to Nathan Tracy, Read more
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