Robert Iger, chairman & CEO @ Walt Disney Company; Speaks on Shanghai, China theme park, ESPN []

Robert Iger, chairman and chief executive officer at Walt Disney Company, talks about the company's commitment to China with a focus on the Shanghai theme park and defends the business of ESPN. He speaks on "Bloomberg ‹GO›."

Mariah Carey signs a multi-million dollar deal to promote 'Game of War' app [] (

Music industry R&B singer legend Mariah Carey has signed a multi million dollar deal for a promotional campaign for the free-to-play mobile app 'Game of War: Fire Age.'

The singer replaced US model Kate Upton, the game's first promotional face.

Freemium developer Machine Zone stated 'Game of War' currently rakes in more than a $1,000,000 a day.

Game of War - "HERO" ft. Mariah Carey - Strategy MMO Game

As for the game trailer, Carey has filmed the commercial over two days. Terminator Genisys and Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor has directed the commercial.

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Xerox CEO Ursula Burns Interview/Career Advice via Wall Street Journal []

Xerox CEO Ursula Burns Interview with Valuable Career Advice via Wall Street Journal (WSJ) by Leslie Kwoh. Featured @ RJO Ventures, Inc. (For Promotional Use Only)

Ursula Burns, who started as an intern at Xerox Corp., eventually rose through the ranks to become the first African-American female CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

During a talk at Catalyst’s annual awards conference on Tuesday, the 54-year-old CEO recounted how her mother, who raised Burns in New York City public housing, loved to give out advice. One of her mom’s favorite sayings, “Where you are is not who you are. Remember that when you’re rich and famous,” sticks with her to this day.

Nowadays, young women ask her for advice on achieving their career goals. Here’s what she tells them:

1.      Find a good (older) husband. Burns met her husband, Lloyd Bean, while working at Xerox. A scientist and researcher, he was also 20 years her senior. “He had already gone through this ‘growing up’ stuff,” she says. The age difference proved advantageous when Burns’s job later required her to travel frequently and leave their two young children at home. Her husband retired, allowing Burns to focus on advancing her career. “So the secret,” she jokes, “is to marry someone 20 years older.”

2.      Redefine work-life balance. It’s a “fool’s journey” to try to achieve perfect balance between one’s professional and personal lives, Burns says. Instead, she suggests women get comfortable with the idea of taking “your entire life to find balance. You should have balance, on average, over time – not in a day or in a month.”

3.      Be selfish sometimes.  Burns advises “checking out” occasionally to put personal needs ahead of career and family. “Think about your health, physically and mentally,” she says. A failure to do so, she warns, can put everything else at risk.

4.      Don’t take guilt trips. Mothers often feel pressure to be present for their children all the time, but such expectations are neither realistic nor necessary, Burns says. “Kids are pretty resilient,” she says. “You don’t have to be at every volleyball game. We can’t guilt ourselves.” Her own mother missed many of her extracurricular activities, she adds, “and I’m fine.”

5.      Don’t take life too seriously. “Ninety percent of this stuff is just not that serious,” she says. “We get crazy about it.” Burns says she often thinks back to her mother’s advice to stay grounded. “Continually go back to the basic stuff,” she says. “Be prudent. Enjoy it.”

Billionaire #Fashion Designer #ToryBurch on Bloomberg TV; Interview []

Tory Burch, co-CEO of Tory Burch Brand discusses the company's performance, growth and online presence. She speaks on "Bloomberg ‹GO›." Featured here at RJO Ventures, Inc. For Promotional Use Only! (Source: Bloomberg)

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Microsoft's Halo 5: Guardians - $400 Million in Sales; Biggest Halo Release Ever! []

Microsoft has announced that Halo 5: Guardians generated more than $400 million in global sales during its first week, meaning the Xbox One game is now the "biggest Halo release" of all time. The figure includes sales of games and hardware and drives Halo franchise lifetime revenue to over $5 billion.

Microsoft also announced that Halo 5 has become the "best-selling digital game ever" through the Xbox Store during its launch week.

"The success of Halo 5: Guardians is a testament to the innovative work from the entire team at 343 Industries to bring this installment to Xbox One and the incredible community of fans who have come to love the story, characters and gameplay central to the franchise," Xbox's Phil Spencer said in a statement. "The game represents all the possibilities of Xbox One and has earned its place as the anchor title in the greatest holiday games lineup in Xbox history."

Tech Recap: #ILookLikeAnEngineer event at Rackspace in San Francisco []


For more info on the #ILookLikeAnEngineer viral explosion spearheaded by Isis Wenger, click this link to read the coverage at CNN Money

#ILookLikeAnEngineer Event | Isis Wenger's Talk | 1/6

#ILookLikeAnEngineer Event | Alicia Morga's Talk "#Hashtags and Other Considerations" | 2/6

#ILookLikeAnEngineer Event | Wayne Sutton's Talk "#ILookLikeAnEngineer—Now What?" | 3/6

#ILookLikeAnEngineer Event | Dom DeGuzman's Talk | 4/6

#ILookLikeAnEngineer Event | Leslie Miley's Talk "Understanding the Power of Twitter" | 5/6

#ILookLikeAnEngineer Event | Erica Baker's Talk "Everybody Poops" | 6/6

This event took place on August 13th, 2015 at Rackspace in San Francisco. YouTube video by Michelle Glauser. Featured at RJO Ventures, Inc. For Promotional Use Only. 

Mobile Game & App Music by @richardjohn786 - Available for Licensing #Rymatica | []

"Mobile Game & App Music" Produced/Recorded Entirely by Richard John (@richardjohn786) at Rymatica - RymatiCAST Mobile is Available for Licensing. 

Over 50 original themes/melodies and counting, are available in the digital market (iTunes, GooglePlay, etc.) for music licensing and music publishing for mobile apps, video games, ringtones and other media related devices, software and programs. Contact Richard John for further information. Thank you!  

Funding Black Entrepreneurs by Troy Carter of Atom Factory []

Funding Black Entrepreneurs by Troy Carter of Atom Factory. Featured @ | For Promotional Use Only!

When the Shark Tank producers first asked me to be a guest judge on Season 7, I turned them down. While I am a fan of the show, and an active investor, I find more comfort behind the camera rather than out front. But when I thought about who would be watching the episode, the young black boys and girls who are desperately seeking role models that look like them, or the computer science major who is the only black student in his program, I realized the responsibility I had. It is the same responsibility Daymond John took on when he decided to step in front of that camera as well.

So many black kids aspire to be entertainers or professional athletes because those are the only role models they see that look like them. There are only 300 jobs in the NBA, but an endless amount of opportunities as an entrepreneur. With enough hustle, entrepreneurship opens doors to a world of opportunities.

But, you can't be what you can't see. And you can't invest in talent that you aren't looking for. 

The lack of black entrepreneurs is nothing new. The networks we are part of and the ones we choose to tap into, or not, are fundamental to this reality. I have seen this proven time and again in my own endeavors. 

At my new venture capital firm, Cross Culture Ventures, 80 percent of the companies we have invested in are led by black founders. When we took applications for SMASHD Labs, my new startup accelerator, 60 percent of them were from minority founders. This is a stark contrast to the overall landscape of startups, where only 1 percent of VC-backed founders are black. Which is not surprising when you consider the fact that 1.5 percent of positions on investment teams are filled by African Americans. With the U.S. on track to become majority-minority by 2040, the low rate of investment in minority entrepreneurs is not a reflection on the number of great minority lead ventures, but rather, a reflection of the networks we access.

I invest in black-led startups not because of a sense of charity. I make those investments because of the basic principle of supply and demand, and the reality that black entrepreneurs typically lack the network to have their deals become bid up and overvalued. But their ideas are as brilliant, their work ethic as strong, and their courage as impressive as entrepreneurs who receive the majority of Silicon Valley's attention. 

I see this robust pool of black talent because of my network and my team's network. These entrepreneurs see me and my investments in other successful entrepreneurs and feel that they are welcomed as creators, innovators and leaders, that they have a place in entrepreneurship, and that they have a real shot at being invested in. The diverse talent is out there. I see it all the time. And in order to reveal it, we must transform the face of success. 

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be a Shark. I am inspired by the diversity of the entrepreneurs that come into Shark Tank and the ability of the show to reach all Americans. I hope that my appearance on the show will inspire my peers, fellow investment professionals, to see that there is an entire talent pool they are not tapping into and begin to proactively seek out black talent to create more inclusive and equal networks for our future generations.

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Under Armour & NBA to Form Global Marketing Partnership []

Under Armour and the NBA report a global marketing partnership. Featured at RJO Ventures, Inc. (Miami, FL.)

(Video Source: Bloomberg Business)

USA Today has outlined the specifics of the crucial deal:

"Under the new deal, the Baltimore-based company will be the presenting partner of the league’s youth basketball program, Jr. NBA, and will also be the title partner of the NBA Draft Combine beginning in 2018 — a deal that the league describes as one that represents a 'significantly expanded partnership' between the two companies."

Company representatives say this is just the beginning.

"It’s a huge deal and we couldn’t be more excited about it as we continue to build our brand and our business around the sport of basketball," Adam Peake, Under Armour's executive vice president of global marketing, said to USA Today.

It will be tough to steal market share from Nike and its Jordan brand, however, which control about 90% of the US basketball shoe market and 62% of the total US footwear market. 
(Source: Business Insider)

Jessica Alba, Actress & Entrepreneur Launched "The Honest Company" Click Pics for Video Interview []

Fast Company recently sat down with The Honest Company co-founder and actress, Jessica Alba, to discuss her vision for the business, her take on the power of social media and the importance of building a community around the brand.

Brian Lee | CEO, Co-Founder, The Honest Company

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Glu Mobile's "Kim Kardashian Hollywood" Mobile App Success (

Glu Mobile's CEO Niccolo De Masi discusses the 
company's investment on the Kim Kardashian brand and the future of mobile gaming with Bloomberg's Cory Johnson on "Bloomberg West."

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