Episode 1 | Zoom 10K Breakdown | Clubhouse and Live Audio | Microsoft Mesh AR/VR

Posted on Thursday, Apr 8, 2021 | Category: Cloud Technology | Series: Exploring the Cloud | Cloud, Technology, Sales, Finance
Joined by guest financial news personality Gary Deduke we discuss the recent Zoom 10K filing. Then Steve and Chad go through some recent tech news topics. Will technologies like Clubhouse and Microsoft Mesh become relevant for people engaged in software sales? Google caps commissions of sales reps, will it affect their ability to compete?

Show Notes

Episode 1 of “Can I get that software in blue?”, a podcast by and for people engaged in technology sales. If you are in the technology presales, sales, support or professional services career paths then this show is for you!

Your hosts Steve Mayzak and Chad Tindel are joined by financial news analyst Gary Deduke to breakdown the latest Zoom 10K filing and recent earnings call. Then Chad and Steve discuss a range of recent technews topics like Clubhouse, Microsoft Mesh AR/VR meetings, and Google Cloud capping Sales Commissions.

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Show Notes and Links Mentioned:

Zoom 10K and recent earnings:

https://investors.zoom.us/static-files/308bb471-ed70-43a5-b6ff-0397e4d780b6 https://investors.zoom.us/news-releases/news-release-details/zoom-video-communications-reports-fourth-quarter-and-fiscal-0

Twitter thread about the future of Clubhouse: https://twitter.com/ShaanVP/status/1371972261004070913?s=15

Microsoft Discord Rumors: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-23/microsoft-said-to-be-in-talks-to-buy-discord-for-more-than-10b

Microsoft Mesh AR/VR: https://www.geekwire.com/2021/microsoft-unveils-mesh-betting-mixed-reality-gatherings-collaboration-across-platforms/

Microsoft / HBR study on remote work and reducing social capital: https://hbr.org/2021/03/what-a-year-of-wfh-has-done-to-our-relationships-at-work

Google sets deadline to be #1 or #2 in cloud by 2023 or they pull the plug: https://www.theinformation.com/articles/google-brass-set-2023-as-deadline-to-beat-amazon-microsoft-in-cloud

Google Cloud caps sales commissions: https://www.theinformation.com/articles/google-cloud-caps-sales-commissions-as-losses-mount


Gary Deduke

Gary Deduke

Gary started his career in finance as a Foreign Exchange analyst with one of the first online currency brokers in 2005, later moving on to trading client funds in foreign exchange and commodity markets. For the past 12 years, Gary has straddled the worlds of financial analysis and reporting, serving as a broadcast analyst and editor at TradeTheNews and more recently TheFly, where he reports on breaking news impacting U.S. equities. Garys’s cross-asset reporting and analysis have been featured on Bloomberg, Reuters, and The Wall Street Journal.