Do You Have What it Takes to Go for Gold?: PL;DR 7/23

Do You Have What it Takes to Go for Gold?: PL;DR 7/23

Discover the latest in tech and investment news with the PL;DR from Partnership Leaders.

The 2020 Summer Olympics are finally coming to fruition. Will there be a massive COVID-19 outbreak? Let’s hope not. Despite the controversy surrounding the Tokyo Olympics, it’s worth noting that this year’s Summer Games is one of the most environmentally sustainable Olympics in history. Nonetheless, we’re excited to watch some world-class athletes give it their all and cheer on our favorite countries. 

Spotify ❤️ GIFs

We’re big fans of GIFs around here — check out this recent partnership between Spotify and Giphy!

This Partnership Aims to Level-up Your Zoom Experience

Hybrid work is here to stay! Check out the companies re-thinking the remote work experience.

All Our Favorite Sites Stopped Working Yesterday

After a glitch in Akami Technologies Inc’s systems, we weren’t sure what to do with ourselves. Explore some of the sites that were impacted and how The Verge responded to previous outages.

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Other News We’re Watching

  • DraftKings partners with Tom Brady’s startup — Together, they’re launching a secondary marketplace to buy, sell, and trade NFTs.
  • Healthtech partnerships are having a moment — From Amazon to Google, and more, big tech companies are partnering with hospitals at an insane rate. Becker’s Hospital Review has reported on 38 such partnerships this year alone.
  • Netflix expands into gaming — This week, the company announced they’ll be expanding their library to include video games, starting with ad-free games for mobile devices. The streaming wars are only continuing to heat up. HBO Max’s Q2 report shows an increase of 2.4 million subscribers over the past three months. Meanwhile, Peacock is vying for your subscription with their exclusive coverage of the Olympics.
  • Team Great Britain is giving into the NFT hype — Since fans can’t cheer the team on in person, Team GB is launching their own set of NFTs featuring the athletes’ prior achievements.

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