Everything Compliance - Episode 93 - The Activision Blizzard Edition

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Welcome to the only roundtable podcast in compliance. The entire gang was also thrilled to be honored by W3 as a top talk show in podcasting.

In this episode, we have the quintet of Karen Woody, Jonathan Armstrong, Tom Fox, Matt Kelly, and Jay Rosen. We discuss some of the key issues from the Activision Blizzard acquisition by Microsoft in the BeeGees context and have a special tribute section to Meatloaf and Shout Outs and Rants.

1. Karen Woody used Staying Alive to look See more +

Welcome to the only roundtable podcast in compliance. The entire gang was also thrilled to be honored by W3 as a top talk show in podcasting.

In this episode, we have the quintet of Karen Woody, Jonathan Armstrong, Tom Fox, Matt Kelly, and Jay Rosen. We discuss some of the key issues from the Activision Blizzard acquisition by Microsoft in the BeeGees context and have a special tribute section to Meatloaf and Shout Outs and Rants.

1. Karen Woody used Staying Alive to look at the SEC angle on the acquisition. Karen shouts out to workers in the travel industry for getting travelers home during the holidays. Woody paid tribute to Meatloaf’s acting career, the Rocky Horror movie, and the song Hot Potootie Bless My Soul, which her father still loves and is played annually on his birthday.

2. Jay Rosen reviewed To Love Somebody in asking what role can a monitor play in this matter. Rosen ranted about longtime Boston sportswriter Dan Shaughnessy who voted against David Ortiz for the HOF and shouted out Big Papi’s response. Jay paid tribute to You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth, Meatloaf’s acting, and SNL performances.

3. Matt Kelly considered Massachusetts to consider the antitrust angles and whether Microsoft can turn the corruption culture at Activision around. Kelly laments the missing child Heather Montgomery and all the officials who did not take her mother’s report of her disappearance seriously. Matt paid tribute to those listeners who are too young to remember Meatloaf.

4. Jonathan Armstrong used How Can You Mend a Broken Heart to look at EU and UK antitrust issues and data privacy concerns under GDPR. Armstrong shouts out artist Tracy Emin for demanding No. 10 pull her artwork due to the corruption of BoJo. Jonathan paid tribute to Meatloaf’s financial support of Jonathan’s local football club Hartlepool United.

5. Tom Fox considered the role of the Microsoft Board of Directors in the acquisition. He shouted out to the Joel Coen movie Macbeth and started Oscar buzz by further shouting out to Kathryn Hunter to portray the 3 sisters. Tom paid tribute to Paradise by the Dashboard Lights. See less -

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