Another “Plus” for Streaming, & Chamath Palihapitiya: Democratizing the Stock Market

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ViacomCBS is rebranding its streaming platform as Paramount+, another “plus” for the streaming wars. CEO Bob Bakish reveals what viewers–and shareholders–can expect. Investor, NBA owner, and Virgin Galactic Chairman Chamath Palihapitiya has yet another SPAC announcement. He’s betting on special purpose acquisition companies to rebalance the supply/demand issues in the stock market and to democratize investing opportunities. TikTok’s final rose goes to Oracle, though the pair still has a few political and technical obstacles to hurdle. Citi’s new leader Jane Fraser may be on a glass cliff, and Cinnabon is coming to a grocery near you. 

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