Spotify acquires talk app Locker Room to take on Clubhouse

Watch out, Clubhouse, Spotify is entering the social audio app space.

On Spotify’s Q4 investor call last month, Chairman & CEO Daniel Ek explained that the music streaming company is “very interested in” the idea of adding social features to the service, and that the company “obviously pay[s] close attention to everything that’s happening in markets around the world and new developments in audio”.

Today, Spotify has announced its entrance into the social audio business in a big way, via the acquisition of Betty Labs, the creators of Locker Room, a sports-focused, live talk app.

Spotify says that this acquisition “builds on its work to create the ‘future formats of audio’ and will accelerate Spotify’s entry into the live audio space”.

Last month on SPOT’s Q4 investor call, Ek was asked when the company plans on adding social features to its platform and the analyst asking him this question

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Data Analyst – Business Analytics u0026 Insights job with FIGS

Do you love all things Data? Are you a believer in democratized data and asking questions before looking for answers? Do you want to be part of an innovative and modern data team? Then we want to talk to you. Our data infrastructure at FIGS is built on Fivetran, Snowflake, dbt, Looker, and several other tools. This collaborative role will query data from multiple databases, perform a wide range of formal and ad hoc analyses, and look for ways to improve existing processes to deliver better insights to our stakeholders. Our ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, incredibly curious, technically capable, with strong communication skills to present data-driven recommendations across all levels of the company.

What you’ll do:

  • Compile data from multiple sources to create dynamic reports, dashboards, ad hoc analyses, self-service tools, etc. to help business partners make faster and better insights, backed by data.
  • Partner with multiple teams across
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Industrial Business Center In Seaford, DE Settles

Tom Knopp and the McClellan Team of SVN| Miller Commercial Real Estate are pleased to announce that the Venture Business Center in Seaford, DE has sold. Venture Business Center is comprised of six (6) 5,000 SF warehouses that are fully leased. Tenants leasing on the property include Brinks, Ditchwitch, Polytechnic, K Supply, and WH Metcalfe. Additionally, there is a vacant parcel that could support another 5,000 SF warehouse, offering a buyer upside.

Knopp has represented the seller in multiple commercial real estate transactions over the last 7+ years. This industrial investment opportunity had multiple offers. The McClellan Team was able to procure a successful outcome and secure the winning bid to put the property under contract and move to closing.

Tom Knopp specializes in the sale and leasing of commercial real estate, including land. For more information, please contact Tom Knopp at 302.249.9097 or [email protected]

SVN | Miller Commercial Real

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St Mike’s professor: App measures cannabis effects

Vermont Business Magazine Saint Michael’s College psychology professor Ari Kirshenbaum has been using a $224,000 National Science Foundation grant he received in September 2020 to develop a mobile app that measures the effects of cannabis on a user’s neurocognitive functions: things like reaction time, time perception and concentration, which are all affected by THC.

The free app called “Indicator,” which uses artificial intelligence for advanced data analytics, will be publicly available this month for home users of cannabis with iOS (Apple iPhone) devices (Android coming soon). The app allows users to measure and record how the cannabis products they use affect them in order to promote insight, awareness, and ultimately broader public safety efforts, the professor said.

As legalization efforts move forward across the country, better understanding and quantifying of cannabis effects will be crucial to promote safe and responsible use. For example, the recent federal Senate Drug Caucus Control

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