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           Comics: Random Popular Latest Cat Comics Comics: Random Popular Latest Cat Comics Home Comics Blog Quizzes About Contact All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2018 Matthew Inman. Please don't steal. var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www."); document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); try { var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-9487849-1"); pageTracker._trackPageview(); } catch(err) {} Source: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tree_love

Video Of The Week: Coinbase’s Vision


Fortune recently did a big profile on Brian Armstrong, founder and CEO of our portfolio company Coinbase and in concert with that, they made this video featuring Brian and Emilie Choi, who leads corp dev, M&A, and a few other strategic efforts at Coinbase. It’s a short video, less than five mins, and does a nice job of explaining the company’s mission and strategy. https://avc.com/2018/10/video-of-the-week-coinbases-vision/

Uber Uber Uber alles


Source: http://themusingsofthebigredcar.com/uber-uber-uber-alles/ The hype has begun on the Uber 2019 IPO – initial public offering of stock. A Wall Street Journal article suggests that underwriters are whispering that the number is $120B – $120,000,000,000. Of course, this is what’s called the “courtship” proposal — guys (the usual suspects Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs) looking for the assignment telling the prospective client what they want to hear to get the job; still it is a huge number. New CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, likes the big number and says, “Bring it.” Why does this trouble you, Big Red Car, you ask? Let me tell you. Why, Big Red Car? Here are some basic facts which bear on the subject, dear reader.  1. Uber raised a bit of money two months ago (August 2018, $500MM from Toyota Motor Company at a value of $72B) at a value substantially lower than the proposed value of $120B. It has been a busy time for Uber, but doubling value in two months? Really?  2. At that value, Uber is worth more than General Motors, Ford Motor, and Fiat Chrysler – COMBINED. Hello, America. Uber doesn’t “make” anything. They provide a service, a taxi service. [They are in the thick of self-driving tech, so there is that, Big Red Car.]  3. Uber has been Scandal Center from the entire Travis Kalanick Boober Boys Club to other allegations of sexual harassment to the theft of trade secrets to a confrontational regulatory environment to getting their butts kicked in China. This is not really a stable environment just now. The culture is a work in progress.  4. Uber continues to have problems with its investors (they canned the former CEO, Travis the K), drivers, riders, and regulators. This is not a well-oiled machine.  5. The first mover secret sauce has run out on the ride hailing app. The novelty has worn off.  6. The tech IPO market right now is hot. Will it be a year from now?  7. Uber is not profitable and won’t be – by its own projections – for three more years. This seems like a real problem for an IPO. This little tidbit comes from Uber’s own revelations made as part of a recent bond placement offering memorandum.  8. $20B of that $120 valuation is for UberEats, the Uber food delivery enterprise. Wow, their side hustle is worth $20B – more than all of Lyft at $15B.  9. Toyota’s interest is exclusively in self-driving car tech. Uber spent $750MM last year on robot cars. The Toyota investment is $500MM. 10. Lyft is talking IPO in early 2019. Uber late 2019. Lyft early 2019. Timing in life is everything. Bottom line it, Big Red Car – Uber Dear reader, the Big Red Car can only whisper one word: “Dicey.” The deal looks a bit dicey. Not undoable, dicey. But, hey, what the Hell do I really know anyway? I’m just a Big Red Car. It’s still raining in Texas, y’all. Flooding. Share this:EmailTweetShare on TumblrPrint Related Source: http://themusingsofthebigredcar.com/uber-uber-uber-alles/

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           Comics: Random Popular Latest Cat Comics Comics: Random Popular Latest Cat Comics Home Comics Blog Quizzes About Contact All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2018 Matthew Inman. Please don't steal. var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www."); document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); try { var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-9487849-1"); pageTracker._trackPageview(); } catch(err) {} Source: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tree_love

Biodiversity in Forestry and practices in its assessment


   Biodiversity may be defined as the variety of life from, the ecological role they play and the genetic diversity they contain. Biodiversity can be considered as genetic taxonomic and ecosystem levels and the variety of sublevels also. There are two proverbs arising out of generation of human experience that the related to Biodiversity and are often heard in every day conservation. One is "Variety is the spice of life and the other "Don't put all your eggs in one basket" Variety among living organism certainly enriches our lives and has very practical value. It is much safer to have more than one kind of organism that can carry out vital functions. Currently there is much concern about loss of species diversity and also about loss of genetic diversity due to human activities as the twenty first century approach concerned about preservation of Biodiversity is reaching public and political levels.   Biological diverse ecosystems are more capable of resisting change and  maintaining their functionality when subject to unusual climatic or biotic conditions. Ecosystem function provides various services of benefit to human society. These includes the maintaining of atmosphere and climate, soil conservation, nutrient cycling and the control of crops-pests and disease vectors. There are also non-consumptive scientific and recreational values to be derived from healthy ecosystems. The loss of biological diversity is a global crisis. There is hardly any region on the earth that is not facing ecological catastrophe. Of the 1.5 million species known to inhabit the Earth (humans are just one of them), one fourth to 'one third is likely to extinct within the next few decades. Biological extinction has been a natural phenomenon in geological history. But the rate of extinction was perhaps one species every 1000 years. But man's intervention has speeded up extinction rate went. Between 1600 and 1950, the rate of extinction is one species every 10 years. Currently it is perhaps one species every year.   The country has several problems such as overpopulation, large number of cattle heads, growing demand for land, energy and water supply. Unplanned developmental works and overexploitation of resources have made its living resources most vulnerable.(Source: This is an excerpt taken from the My forest Journal - December 2013, Vol 49 (4). The author is Mr. Jagat Ram, IFS. You can read the article at https://bit.ly/2P0jZjM , page 57)