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Streaming Audio is a podcast from Confluent, the team that originally built Apache Kafka. Host Tim Berglund (Senior Director of Developer Experience, Confluent) and guests unpack a variety of topics surrounding Apache Kafka, event stream processing, and real-time data. The show covers frequently asked questions and comments about the Confluent and Kafka ecosystems—from Kafka connectors to distributed systems, data integration, Kafka deployment, and managed Apache Kafka as a service—on Twitte ...
 
To all the marketing and sales operations pros out there deep in the trenches, we know your work isn’t always glamorous. And maybe it seems like no one cares about your Salesforce hack or that Marketo program you built from scratch at 2 in the morning. But we're here to change all that. Because without you, there would be no hypergrowth companies. This podcast is just for you. Every other Friday, you'll hear from Sean Lane, aka SAL, Director of Operations at Drift, and leading operations pro ...
 
How is machine learning expanding the possibilities of autonomous driving? How do you build a powerful open source community? Will the cloud really consume the world? Brought to you by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and hosted by Gigaom CEO Byron Reese and Mesosphere Co-Founder & CEO Florian Leibert, STACK That dives into the world of emerging trends, taking a look at what’s hot, what’s secure and how you can leverage these technologies for your own benefit. Tune in every other week as we’re joi ...
 
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The best-informed business insights that support better decision-making begin with data collection, ahead of data processing and analytics. Enterprises nowadays are engulfed by data floods, with data sources ranging from cloud services, applications, to thousands of internal servers. The massive volume of data that organizations must process presen…
 
With Nick returning from his honeymoon, Lou Whiteman joins the show to bring us up to speed on stories we missed in July, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Tesla, and XPO Logistics earnings. Stocks Discussed: BA, LMT, TSLA, XPO, GXO Check out more of our content here: Podcasts Youtube Twitter Reach us by Email @ IndustryFocus@fool.com…
 
Last week was FoolFest, our annual (this year virtual) event open to all Motley Fool US premium members. Today we're bringing you on of our favorite sessions from the event -- Retail Rise Up: The Hidden Power Individual Investors Hold. Analysts Bill Mann, Maria Gallagher, and Alyce Lomax walked through the advantages average folks have as investors…
 
As the largest direct-to-consumer retailer of plus-size women’s clothing in the US, Torrid is looking to change the way consumers think about making clothing purchases. But is Torrid revolutionary or just rehashing the past? Join Motley Fool Analysts Asit Sharma and Emily Flippen as they dive into this recent IPO. Stocks: Torrid Holdings (NYSE: CUR…
 
On this today’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser sits down with Millionacres Lead Advisor Matt Argersinger. Tune in as they discuss how investors should view the real estate market today, the future of commercial real estate, some of Matt's favorite stocks in the space, and much more! Check out more of our content here: Podcas…
 
If you've bought a home or refinanced in the past few years, you may have interacted with Blend and not even realized it! The newly public company is focused on bringing consumer financial products like mortgages and auto loans into the 21st century with digital-first options. Easy uploads, fast pre-approvals, it all sounds great. We talk through t…
 
It’s rare that a guest prompts us to completely rethink how we approach the work we do and our roles in our companies. That’s exactly what happened, though, with this week’s guest, Todd Abbott. Todd is the CEO of InsightSquared, the forecasting and analytics platform. Todd has dramatically changed the way he thinks about sales, sales funnels, and w…
 
Africa resident and Millionacres analyst Tyler Crowe joins Motley Global Partners Advisor Bill Mann and Industry Focus Host Nick Sciple for an introduction to the African economy and a look at some of the trends that are setting the continent up to become one of the world’s fastest growing regions. Stocks Mentioned: JMIA, AMT, NSRGY, VOD, ORAN, BUD…
 
Stream processing has become an important part of the big data landscape as a new programming paradigm to implement real-time data-driven applications. One of the biggest challenges for streaming systems is to provide correctness guarantees for data processing in a distributed environment. Guozhang Wang (Distributed Systems Engineer, Confluent) con…
 
On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Wildcard Wednesday host Jason Moser sits down with two of The Motley Fool's summer investing interns, Zane Fracek and Graham Haederle. Tune in as they discuss the latest earnings reports from Intuitive Surgical and Chipotle as well as the two stocks they recently pitched to the The Fool's investing team! Ch…
 
Motley Fool intern Haddiya Noor joins the show to chat about how the restaurant industry has handled the pandemic, including how it’s dealing with changing consumer trends as well as the current labor shortage before diving into a handful of businesses. Stocks: McDonalds (MCD), Yum Brands (YUM), Yum China Holdings (YUMC), Chipotle (CMG), WingStop (…
 
We've now heard from all of the big banks, so on this week's Industry Focus: Financials, Matt and Jason are digging into the results. They're diving into the latest numbers from JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), and Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS). Plus, we just learned that Bill Ackman's SPAC deal isn't goi…
 
Almost a quarter of our shows so far in 2021 have been breakdowns of newly public companies. On today's show, we revisit all the businesses we looked at in the first half of the year, get up to speed on their latest results, and talk about which ones are our favorites. Stocks: OLO, PATH, S, GLBE, SQSP, KNBE, RAAC, AFRM. Check out more of our conten…
 
NPR’s Jacob Goldstein returns to the show for a wide-ranging conversation with Jason Hall and Nick Sciple about the cryptocurrency market, inflation, housing, and more. Investments Discussed: Bitcoin Check out more of our content here: Podcasts Youtube Twitter Reach us by Email @ IndustryFocus@fool.com…
 
Using large amounts of streaming data increasingly requires interactive, real-time analytics and dashboards—and this applies to any industry, including tech. CTO and Co-Founder of Rockset Dhruba Borthakur shares how his company uses Apache Kafka® to perform complex joins, search, and aggregations on streaming data with low latencies. The Kafka data…
 
HyperFine is looking to head to public markets with the lofty goal of disrupting the MRI market with the first FDA-approved portable MRI machine. Join Brian Feroldi and Emily Flippen as they break down HyperFine’s roadshow and unpack this recent SPAC. Stocks: HealthCor Catalio Acquisition Corp (HCAQ) Check out more of our content here: Podcasts You…
 
Crocs is perhaps the most controversial footwear brand of all time, creating both blind loyalists and uncompromising cynics. Regardless of what side of the fence you may fall on, Crocs have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years as brand deals, endorsements, and Gen Z flocked to the Croc. Join Motley Fool Analysts Asit Sharma and Emily F…
 
Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) recently decided to shut down its personal lines of credit business. Why did the bank make this move, and is it unfair to customers? Plus, SPACs are back in the news after Virgin Galactic's (NYSE: SPCE) successful flight with founder Richard Branson. Plus, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor discuss what they'll be wat…
 
We talk Duolingo (and a bit of Spanish and French) on today's episode. Listen in for a breakdown of how this app uses the freemium model to make language education easy and accessible, whether the company's books look bien or mal, and why the CEO's track record is something to be excited about. Check out more of our content here: Podcasts Youtube T…
 
As operators, we spend so much time thinking about the Day-In-The-Life of the sales reps at our companies. There are so many different things competing for time and mental headspace in a rep’s day in the life. Apps, tools, managers, Salesforce, prospects Our guest on this episode, Michelle Pietsch, is an expert in helping to cut out the noise and g…
 
Is it possible to have automated adoption of your event-driven architectures and microservices? The answer is yes! Alianna Inzana, product leader for API testing and virtualization at SmartBear, uses this evolutionary model to make event services reusable, functional, and strategic for both in-house needs and clients. SmartBear relies on Apache Kaf…
 
Join Brian Feroldi as he walks you through three small cap healthcare companies that may have flown under your radar with the aim of answering the question every investor wants to know: can this business result in 10x returns? Stocks: Progyny (PGNY), Pulmonx (LUNG), and Nano-X Imaging (NNOX) Check out more of our content here: Podcasts Youtube Twit…
 
Join Analysts Asit Sharma and Emily Flippen as they take a look at the online dating industry, including dating trends coming out of the coronavirus pandemic as well as two of the biggest competitors: Match Group (MTCH) and Bumble (BMBL) Check out more of our content here: Podcasts Youtube Twitter Reach us by Email @ IndustryFocus@fool.com…
 
The Motley Fool Canada’s Iain Butler and Jim Gillies join the podcast for a special Canada Day edition of Industry Focus. We give an overview of the Canadian stock market, share a few Canadian stocks to watch, and more! Stocks Discussed: BB, SHOP, RY, BAM, TSE: BAM.A, TSE: ENGH, LULU, TSX:CSU.TO, CNSWF, TSX:CMG, ABCL Check out more of our content h…
 
On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Wildcard Wednesday catch host Jason Moser's full interview with Washington Post space reporter and author of "The Space Barons" Christian Davenport as they talk about Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and the business of space! Check out more of our content here: Podcasts Youtube Twitter Reach us by Email @ IndustryFo…
 
After a five-year hiatus from public markets, Krispy Kreme has filed an S-1 and is ready to sell more than its doughnuts to investors. But has this special treat gone cold? Join Asit Sharma and Emily Flippen as they unpack this 83 year old business and discuss if you should buy it’s stock… or just stick to its original glazed. Check out more of our…
 
Coming out of university, Patrick Neff (Data Scientist, BAADER) was used to “perfect” examples of datasets. However, he soon realized that in the real world, data is often either unavailable or unstructured. This compelled him to learn more about collecting data, analyzing it in a smart and automatic way, and exploring Apache Kafka® as a core ecosy…
 
The Federal Reserve recently announced that all 23 banks subject to the 2021 stress tests passed with flying colors, clearing the way for dividend increases and new buyback plans. Plus, Visa (NYSE: V) is planning to acquire another open banking startup after its previous attempt to acquire Plaid didn't work out. Host Jason Moser and Fool.com contri…
 
We dive into three Fool favorites that have been hit hard over the past few months -- Appian, Airbnb, and The Trade Desk.We unpack the business results for these three companies and why the recent declines are more a reflection of rapid share price appreciation than anything else. Stocks: APPN, ABNB, TTD Check out more of our content here: Podcasts…
 
When you buy a new tool, your organization has placed a considerable investment in buying that tool, not to mention the investment made in Operations folks like us to implement and run these tools. So why is it that so many tools go unadopted? Or, just as commonly, why do so many end up only being used for a fraction of what they’re capable of? In …
 
Motley Fool Auto Specialist John Rosevear joins the show to break down the whirlwind of bad news that’s hit Lordstown Motors over the past month and share his thoughts on a variety of other auto-related news, including the Solid Power SPAC, GM’s Texas joint venture with Shell in EV charging, Audi’s EV plans, and Amazon’s relationship with Plus Truc…
 
On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Wildcard Wednesday host Jason Moser chats with Qualcomm principal engineer Rajat Prakash about Qualcomm's investments in 5G, the areas he's most excited about in the space today, and much more! Stocks: Qualcomm (QCOM) Check out more of our content here: Podcasts Youtube Twitter Reach us by Email @ IndustryF…
 
Cricut may seem like just another hardware business waiting to be knocked off, but this creatively-focused platform is attempting to generate an ecosystem that may rival some of the stickiest in the world. Join Motley Fool analysts Yasser El-Shimy and Emily Flippen as they break down this relatively recent IPO and discuss what investors should be c…
 
The most secure clusters aren’t built on the hopes that they’ll never break. They are the clusters that are broken on purpose and with a specific goal. When organizations want to avoid systematic weaknesses, chaos engineering with Apache Kafka® is the route to go. Your system is only as reliable as its highest point of vulnerability. Patrick Brenna…
 
Billionaire investor Bill Ackman recently announced that the mega-SPAC deal where Pershing Square Tontine Holdings (NYSE: PSTH) is acquiring 10% of Universal Music is now official, and we have some new details. And after a volatile week in the markets triggered by the Federal Reserve meeting, many investors are concerned about inflation. In this we…
 
Today we tackle a company squarely focused on data -- Confluent. They focus on data streams, allowing businesses to connect, analyze, and integrate data in real-time. We break down why it checks a lot of the boxes in our investing approach and why the company is going to have to educate the market. Check out more of our content here: Podcasts Youtu…
 
Energy and commodities expert Tracy Shuchart joins the show to share her thoughts on oil, gas, commodities and more. She shares why she thinks the ESG narrative is overplayed and where opportunities could lie in commodities. Check out more of her work on her Twitter account or subscribe to her newsletter. Stocks Discussed: BP, RDS-A, RDS-B, XOM, CV…
 
Whether you think it is more like Facebook or LinkedIn, there’s no denying that Doximity is making a name for itself in digitizing the world of medicine. Join the Motley Fool’s Brian Feroldi and Emily Flippen as they break down this new healthcare IPO. Stocks: Doximity (DOCS) Check out more of our content here: Podcasts Youtube Twitter Reach us by …
 
Join Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Asit Sharma as they take a big bite out of the Chinese grocery delivery market and break down two recent F-1s, DingDing and Miss Fresh. Stocks: DingDong MaiCai (DDL), MissFresh (MF) Check out more of our content here: Podcasts Youtube Twitter Reach us by Email @ IndustryFocus@fool.com…
 
Confluent Cloud isn’t just for public access anymore. As the requirement for security across sectors increases, so does the need for virtual private cloud (VPC) connections. It is becoming more common today to come across Apache Kafka® implementations with the latest private link connectivity option. In the past, most Confluent Cloud users were sat…
 
We recently learned that Berkshire Hathaway(NYSE: BRK.A)(NYSE: BRK.B) is investing $500 million in a Brazilian fintech startup, following up on its successful investment in StoneCo (NASDAQ: STNE) a few years ago. Plus, Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) CEO Brian Moynihan says that consumer spending is 20% higher than it was before the pandemic, and Fool.…
 
We break down the prospectus from soon-to-be-public cybersecurity company SentinelOne. The company uses AI for endpoint security, aiming to protect enterprise clients and prevent massive breaches.In the show, we explain what they do, where they stand in the industry, and how they stack up to competitor Crowdstrike. Stocks: S, CRWD Check out more of…
 
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