Game of Thrones, Marriott & Airbnb, and a Rogue Cox Automotive Employee [VIDEO]

Game of Thrones, Marriott, Airbnb, Terry Lancaster, Amanda Ryan, Steve Roessler

In this mashup of personalities and subjects, we close out Season III of our live weekly webcast – AC ON AIR with a zany nutty bang. Your hosts Ryan Gerardi and Terry Lancaster are joined by Special Guests Amanda Ryan and Steve Roessler for a whirlwind of conversation that opens up in Season 8 of Game of Thrones and ends with a conversation about Marriott and Airbnb.

Along the way we talk about rogue employees, banning gossip, dystopia, and bizarre Google Maps street images.

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Game of Thrones Season 8 Begins

Dubbed the ‘Game of Thrones‘ edition because everyone on this episode of the show (except for me) are GOT fans. Some of the trivia questions that came up on the show include:

    • What kind of car does Tyrian Lannister drive?
    • Which of Daenerys’ dragons is your favorite?
    • Why was Jon Snow concerned about avoiding the Knight King’s dragon’s ice flames? Does he not know he can’t be burned yet?
    • Why wasn’t the knight King affected by Daenerys’ dragon’s flames? Is he related to the Targaryens?
    • Where did Brandon go during the battle?

Rogue Cox Automotive Employee?

According to a thread posted on auto industry forum DealerRefresh, a concerned and disgruntled employee of Cox Automotive has sent an email to customers calling for dealers to “stop your ad spend with immediately.” As you might expect, this came up on the show.

Marriott to Take On Airbnb in Booming Home-Rental Market

In a bid to compete with Airbnb, Marriott International is set to begin offering home-rentals, reports The Wall Street Journal. The effort, to be unveiled as early as next month following a successful European pilot, will make the world’s largest hotel operator the first to offer home rentals. Both Hilton and Hyatt chains are said to be mulling a similar concept, per the report; Airbnb seems to be going in the opposite direction — having recently acquired Hotel Tonight.

[Continue Reading on WSJ…]

Crazy images caught on Google Street View

Google Street View began in 2007 with coverage of just five cities. Over the past decade, the camera-equipped car, aerial drones and the on-foot trekkers have captured some interesting images from locations around the world.

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Small Philippine Town Bans Gossip

BINALONAN, the Philippines—A three-hour drive north of the Philippine capital Manila, local leaders have drawn a line in the sand against a swelling tide of scuttlebutt and innuendo. They outlawed gossip. In a world awash with fake news and online rumors, more than half a dozen neighborhoods in Binalonan have introduced an anti-gossip ordinance…

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About the Author

Ryan Jeffrey Gerardi
Ryan Jeffrey Gerardi is Chief Editor of AutoConverse Magazine and Executive Producer and Host of the AutoConverse Podcast and Live Weekly Webcast called the Mobility Tech & Connectivity Show, or MTC Show. He is also Founder & President of AutoConversion with nearly 20 years experience in the transportation space. Ryan concentrates his efforts today on exploring people, ideas, and technologies related to how we get around and how we are connected, being a father and studying Taoism and Wu Wei.