⏱A job fit for a prince
Discord is worth a lot of money, and Intel's $20Bn bet
Good morning everyone, and welcome to hump day! That means the work week is pretty much over, right?
0:05- Lives lost in Boulder
Late Monday afternoon, a 21-year old shooter opened fire in a grocery store in Boulder, CO killing 10 people between the ages of 20-65. No motive has been identified yet, however the suspect has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder, and one count of attempted murder after he was taken into custody. The victims of the shooting included Officer Eric Talley, who was shot after he was the first responder on scene. For updates, you can follow USA Today’s live blog, and if you’re interested in donating to the victim’s families, you can do so here.
0:31- Discord discusses sale
Discord, the popular gaming-focused chat and community building software, is reportedly in talks with Microsoft for an acquisition that would value the company at more than $10Bn, up from the $7Bn valuation it raised money at in December. Last year it had more than 140M MAU (monthly active users), and brought in revenue north of $130 million, making it a prime target for Microsoft who could potentially implement the service into its XBox software.
Following the influential interview with Oprah, Prince Harry announced yesterday that he had accepted a job at BetterUp, a silicon valley startup focused on life coaching and mental health. He will take the title of Chief Impact Officer, a role in which he says he “...intend[s] to help create impact in people’s lives” through. While the exact details of his new job were not disclosed, BetterUp CEO Alexi Robichaux said, “it’s a meaningful and meaty role.”
Yesterday Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger revealed a new $20Bn plan to turn Intel’s decline around. Among those investments include two new US chip factories in Arizona, planned expansions into Europe, and a goal of producing a higher number of semiconductors to sell to others—a hot topic, as the lack of available semiconductors has impacted industries as far removed as automobile manufacturers. Gelsinger, who has been at Intel for just over a month, described the plan by saying, “We are back with a vengeance.”
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