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On today’s Up To Speed Live, Guru shared exciting Walmart news, fantasy baseball returns and the latest My Why profile.
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Guru shares exciting Walmart news
Group CEO of Verizon Media Guru Gowrappan stopped by to discuss how Yahoo has partnered with Walmart. Consumers can now fill their Walmart shopping carts directly from their Yahoo email app, streamlining their shopping experience.
Guru also mentioned new opportunities for one-of-a-kind experiences for advertisers via augmented reality. This technology can offer consumers experiences like seeing how a piece of furniture will look in 3D and in your own room.
This week’s My Why: Soyirindhi Hore
Soyirindhi Hore, Human Resources Manager for Verizon Media, wanted to work for Verizon ever since she met a range of interesting people while interviewing with the company. Based in Bangalore, India, Soyirindhi loves zumba, spending time with her daughter and volunteering on a number of projects. Soyirindhi, glad to have you on the team!
Baseball is back - and that’s no fantasy
It’s hard to imagine, but we’re only a couple days away from Major League Baseball’s Opening Day. Fantasy players, be sure to set up your leagues and follow the latest scouting reports over at Yahoo Fantasy.
Speaking of which, Chris Serico caught up with Scott Pianowski, lead writer for VMG's Yahoo Fantasy Baseball, to hear about the unique challenges facing teams and players this season, as well as the role that America’s pastime plays in our lives, especially that of parents and kids.
Attention Mets fans
We want to hear from our most loyal New York Mets fans. Courtesy of our relationship with the team, we can offer you - or at least, a picture of you - the chance to be in CitiField for the shortened season in one of about a dozen seats. Send us your best Mets story and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org for your chance to take in the games this season. Good luck. Mr Met is rooting for you.
Our second episode of #Next20 premieres today at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT, streaming on Twitter. This edition explores voter education and how advocates on the front lines are working to ensure that every vote counts. You’ll hear from change-makers and learn about the inspiration behind their activism, as well as their ideas to build a more equitable future.
2Q Earnings Webcast
Join us Friday at 12 PM ET/9 AM PT for our 2Q Earnings Webcast. We’ll hear how we did during the first half of the year and what we need to focus on as we move forward.
Hans and the senior leadership team will be on hand to answer some of your questions as well. Feel free to send in those questions ahead of time, by emailing them to email@example.com.
Click here for a transcript of the webcast.
Reminder, tune in to Up To Speed Live tomorrow at 12 PM ET/9 AM PT.