So much news, so little time – It’s Speakers News of the Week

It’s that time of week again when we catch up with the comings, goings and world-changing antics of our confirmed speakers. And what a week it was – with acquisitions, Tv appearances, new apps, feature interviews and more. So here it is, speakers news of the week.

Padmasree Warrior

What do you know about Padmasree Warrior? Well you’ll know a lot more after you read her guest piece in the Huffington Post. The piece ‘In Pursuit of the American Dream’ gives an excellent first hand account of not only her amazing career, but also her background and upbringing.

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Sonny Vu

Sonny and Misfit integrated Pebble with their latest version of the Misfit app for iOS. That’s not all though, they also introduced a weekly sleep view, so you can get insights into your Zs over a 7 day period.

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Max Levchin

Max Levchin was on Fox Business, talking about his new venture for instant credit to online shoppers.

Brendan Iribe

Brendan Iribe and Oculus VR are going from strength to strength. This week they announced they are acquiring the Carbon Design Group, one of the premier industrial design + product engineering teams in the USA. Onwards + upwards for Team Oculus.

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John Collison

It was a big week for John + Patrick Collison, and all of the Stripe team with the announcement of a deal with China’s Alipay to allow Chinese buyers pay for purchases on the U.S Services. Alipay handles about half of all online payments in China – a pretty big deal for the Stripe team, well done!

Other Speaker News:

Dave Goldberg and the Survey Monkey team introduced the use of PowerPoint Exports to present survey data – a serious step forward.

Kevin Rose and Google Ventures revealed why they get so much done, so efficiently!

Michael Acton Smith + MindCandy are hosting the first ever Great British Summer Game Jam, now that sounds like fun.

Mike McCue + Flipboard brought Bloomberg View to their platform this week.

Matthew Prince announced last week that Ryan Lackey was coming to join the  Cloudflare team – Here’s why Ryan joined the team.

Speakers Tweet of the Week


The World Cup waits for nobody….

That’s all for this week, for more info on our speakers check out our speakers page here.

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